STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. –- General Dynamics Land Systems recently has been awarded three contracts by the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command to support the Stryker infantry combat vehicle. The contracts are worth a combined $92.3 million.
General Dynamics Land Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics.
Under one contract for $72.8 million, General Dynamics will provide battle damage assessment, materials and repair services to support Stryker brigades in Iraq and Afghanistan. Work will be done by existing employees located in Sterling Heights and Shelby, Mich.; Auburn, Wash.; Anniston, Ala.; Germany; Iraq; Kuwait; Qatar; and London, Ontario, Canada. The estimated completion date is December 2011.
The second contract, worth $9.6 million, is to provide 350 Strykers with electronic video display kits. Work on the contract is expected to be completed by July 2011, and will be performed by existing employees in Shelby and London.
The third contract awarded is valued at $9.9 million and funds the procurement and installation of Stryker shields. Existing employees will perform the work in Sterling Heights, Mich.; Auburn, Wash.; Germany; Iraq; Kuwait; Afghanistan; and Canada. Work on the contract is expected be completed by December 2011.
Stryker brigades have logged an estimated 25 million miles during 13 rotations to war zones. The Stryker is an eight-wheeled combat vehicle that is lighter, smaller and more readily deployable than other Army combat vehicles. Proven effective by the Army and the National Guard for defense and disaster-response missions, the Stryker family of vehicles stresses performance and commonality to reduce the logistics footprint and minimize costs.
Strykers are available in 10 variants: infantry carrier vehicle; commander’s vehicle; medical evacuation vehicle; fire support vehicle; engineer squad vehicle; anti-tank guided missile; mortar carrier; reconnaissance vehicle; mobile gun system; and nuclear, biological and chemical reconnaissance vehicle.