General Dynamics will maintain Army's nuke/bio/chem vehicles

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich., 6 Feb. 2006. General Dynamics Land Systems has received a $5.8 million increment of a $32.4 million contract for maintenance and supply support for U.S. Army M93A1 Fox Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicles.

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich., 6 Feb. 2006. General Dynamics Land Systems has received a $5.8 million increment of a $32.4 million contract for maintenance and supply support for U.S. Army M93A1 Fox Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicles.

The contract has a total potential value of $34 million if a $1.8 million option is exercised for support to the U.S. Marine Corps.

Designed to improve the survivability and mobility of ground forces, the Fox vehicle provides increased situational awareness by taking air, water and ground samples and immediately analyzing them for signs of weapons of mass destruction. Using point detection, it can discern chemical contamination in its immediate environment and via a stand-off detector, it has a range of up to three miles.

Fox vehicles are in service with the Army and Marine Corps and are deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Work will be performed by existing General Dynamics Land Systems employees in Anniston, Ala.; Sterling Heights, Mich.; and in overseas locations. Work is expected to be complete by Jan. 31, 2007.

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 72,200 people worldwide and had 2005 revenue of $21.2 billion. The company is a market leader in mission-critical information systems and technologies; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and business aviation. For more information, see www.generaldynamics.com or www.gdls.com.

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