U.S. Army orders 306 Stryker vehicles from General Dynamics

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich., 14 April 2006. The U.S. Army has ordered 306 Stryker wheeled combat vehicles from General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics. The order, an extension of a November 2000 contract to provide more than 2100 armored vehicles, is valued at $463.9 million.

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich., 14 April 2006. The U.S. Army has ordered 306 Stryker wheeled combat vehicles from General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics. The order, an extension of a November 2000 contract to provide more than 2100 armored vehicles, is valued at $463.9 million.

Work will be performed in Anniston, Ala.; Lima, Ohio; and London, Ontario, Canada, by existing General Dynamics employees. Vehicle deliveries are slated for April 2007 through March 2008.

Stryker eight-wheel-drive combat vehicles are the Army's highest-priority production combat vehicle program and part of the ongoing Army Transformation.

Stryker sports C4ISR equipment and an integrated armor package. The newest Stryker configurations -- the Mobile Gun Systems and Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicles -- were delivered in late 2005. Other Stryker vehicle configurations include: the anti-tank guided missile and medical evacuation vehicles; and carriers for mortars, engineer squads, command groups, and fire-support teams.

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