General Dynamics to Supply 250 RG-31 MRAP Vehicles to the U.S. Defense


<p><span class="xn-location">LONDON</span>, Ontario, <span class="xn-chron">Feb. 17</span> /CNW/ -- U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada a <span class="xn-money">$227.4 million</span> delivery order to produce 250 RG-31 Mk5E vehicles for its Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle program.  General Dynamics Land Systems, the Canadian company's parent corporation, is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE:   GD).</p>
<p>Vehicle production will occur at BAE Systems Land Systems OMC of Benoni, <span class="xn-location">South Africa</span>.  Deliveries will be completed by <span class="xn-chron">October 2010</span>.</p>
<p>This contract is in addition to the 1,402 RG-31 Mk5 vehicles already supplied by General Dynamics under the MRAP program.  Separately, an additional 584 RG-31s were previously ordered by the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command for route-clearance vehicles.</p>
<p>"We appreciate the confidence that the U.S. military has in the RG-31 vehicle, as they conduct their missions in a dangerous and uncertain environment," said <span class="xn-person">Dr. Sridhar Sridharan</span>, senior vice-president of General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada.  "We are pleased to have the opportunity to once again assist in protecting the lives of U.S. soldiers."</p>
<p>The contract was signed through the Canadian Commercial Corporation, a Crown Agency of the Canadian Government.</p>
<p>General Dynamics Land Systems - <span class="xn-location">Canada</span>, located in <span class="xn-location">London</span>, Ontario, <span class="xn-location">Canada</span>, is a business unit of General Dynamics Land Systems of Sterling Heights, Michigan.  For over 30 years, more than 2,000 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 <a href=""></a> .</p>
<p>General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 91,700 people worldwide.  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 General Dynamics is available online at <a href=""></a> .</p>


For further information: For further information: Ken Yamashita of General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada, +1-519-964-5813, or Fax: +1-519-964-5488, Web Site:

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