General Dynamics Land Systems in Sterling Heights Awarded $383M U.S. Army Contract


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The U.S. Army has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems in Sterling Heights a $383-million contract modification to upgrade 173 more Stryker flat-bottom vehicles to the A1 configuration.

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The U.S. Army today announced it has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems in Sterling Heights a $383 million-contract modification to upgrade 173 more Stryker flat-bottom vehicles to the A1 configuration. 

The Stryker A1, also known as the Double-V Hull (DVH) Engineering Change Proposal 1 configuration, provides added survivability against mines and improvised explosive devices. In addition to the combat-proven DVH survivability, the Stryker A1 features a 450-horsepower engine, 60,000-pound suspension, 910-amp alternator, and in-vehicle digital network.

The Stryker A1 Infantry Carrier Vehicle is considered one of the most versatile, mobile, and safest personnel carriers in the entire Army inventory.

The Army is in the process of pure-fleeting its Stryker brigades with A1 vehicles. The Stryker A1 vehicles produced under this contract modification will complete the Army's 4th Stryker Brigade and begin the 5th Stryker Brigade.

Work will be performed at the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center in Lima, Ohio; in Anniston, Ala.; in Sterling Heights, and at other General Dynamics Land Systems locations, with an estimated completion date of April 30, 2021.

General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, provides design, engineering, technology, production, and full life-cycle support for land combat vehicles around the globe.

More information about General Dynamics Land Systems is available at www.gdls.com.

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