U.S. Army Awards General Dynamics $14 Million for Abrams Tank System Technical Support
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. – The U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command on May 4 awarded General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), a $14 million contract modification for Abrams tank system technical support (STS).
STS funds engineering studies on Abrams tanks with the purpose of identifying improvements and conducting the change-out of obsolete parts, while keeping Abrams main battle tanks current to their base configurations. The STS program’s objective is to maintain Abrams tanks at high operational readiness rates.
Existing General Dynamics Land Systems employees will perform the work in Sterling Heights, Mich. It is expected to be complete by December 31, 2011.
General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, employs approximately 82,600 people worldwide and had 2006 revenues of $24.1 billion. The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies. More information about the company is available online at www.generaldynamics.com.
May 16, 2007
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