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General Dynamics Awarded $11 Million U.S. Marine Corps Contract

LONDON, Ontario, Canada – U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada an $11 million delivery order to produce 20 vehicles for its Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle program. This contract is in addition to an order announced earlier for four MRAP vehicles for test and evaluation.

Under this latest agreement, General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) will produce 10 Category I and 10 Category II MRAP vehicles. This Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) order is being issued in advance of testing and full-scale production orders. With a stated requirement of 4,100 MRAP vehicles, General Dynamics continues to compete for the follow-on production orders.

The General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada MRAP vehicle is based on the RG-31 Mk5, the latest version of the highly successful RG-31 vehicle family. U.S. forces have previously ordered or received 424 RG-31 vehicles, including 265 Mk5s for the U.S. Army and Special Operations Command (SOCOM). The vehicles have proven to be highly effective against mines, improvised explosive devices and ballistic threats encountered by U.S. and Allied forces in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to provide the U.S. military with a vehicle that has proven itself in operations,” said Dr. Sridhar Sridharan, senior vice-president of General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada. “The feedback from U.S. and Canadian soldiers who have credited the RG-31 with saving lives is the best testament to its effectiveness.”

The contract was signed through the Canadian Commercial Corporation, a Crown Agency of the Canadian Government.

General Dynamics Land Systems – Canada, located in London, Ontario, Canada is a business unit of General Dynamics Land Systems of Sterling Heights, Michigan. For 30 years, more than 1500 highly skilled technical employees have designed, manufactured, delivered and supported to global customers a unique family of light armoured vehicles (LAV). More information on the company is available at www.gdlscanada.com.

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, employs approximately 81,000 people worldwide and had 2006 revenues of $24.1 billion. The company is a market leader in mission-critical information systems and technologies; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and business aviation. More information about the company is available online at www.generaldynamics.com.

February 26, 2007
Contact: Ken Yamashita
Tel: (519) 964-5813
Email:yamashik@gdls.com



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