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News   July 5, 2007   by Auto Service World

General Dynmaics Lands Marine Contract


General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, has received a US$111.5 million work order from Force Protection Inc. to produce 235 vehicles for the U.S. Marine Corps’ Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle program.
Force Protection and General Dynamics have a partnership to share in the production and program management of the MRAP contact.
Force Protection was previously awarded a $221 million contract to produce 455 vehicles for the MRAP program.
The latest MRAP delivery order purchases Force Protection’s category I 4X4 and category II 6X6 Cougar vehicles.
Fabrication and assembly will be performed in Anniston and Oxford, Alabama; Charlotte, Michigan; Ladson, South Carolina; Lima, Ohio; Kings Point, North Carolina; and Sealy, Texas.
Force Protection manufactures ballistic- and mine-protected vehicles through its wholly owned subsidiary.
These specialty vehicles are protected against landmines, hostile fire, and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs, commonly referred to as roadside bombs).
The vehicles are manufactured near Charleston, S.C.
General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, employs approximately 82,600 people worldwide.


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