General Dynamics Awarded $74.7M for Combat Vehicle Upgrades


General Dynamics Land Systems – Force Protection has been awarded a $74.7 million contract from the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command to develop exit kits for the Cougar Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles.

The Sterling Heights-based defense company will develop, design, and produce 916 egress upgrade kits, which “increase survivability of vehicle occupants by ensuring personnel can exit after a blast, rollover, and water submersion,” according to a statement submitted by the Marine Corps.

The kits will include upgrades to the Cougar’s front doors, rear doors, rear steps, and exhaust system. 

General Dynamics officials say the firm will complete the kits by September 2015.