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General Dynamics gets $33M armor contract

Thu, 01/21/2010 - 10:01am
The Associated Press

General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products has received a $33 million extention to provide vehicle armor to the U.S Army.

The so-called "reactive armor" tile sets are used on Bradley fighting vehicles.

The tiles are designed to withstand direct hits from anti-armor munitions, including missiles. The new order extends a contract granted in 2006.

The tiles will be produced at a General Dynamics plant in McHenry, Miss. Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd., based in Haifa, Israel, will share some of the production workload, General Dynamics said.

General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, based in Charlotte, N.C., is a division of Virginia-based defense contractor General Dynamics Corp.

Earlier this month, the parent company received contracts worth $112 million for protection kits and repairs for Stryker armored vehicles.

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