General Dynamics to provide weapon stations

WARREN, Mich., 5 June 2010. General Dynamics Land Systems in Sterling, Mich., will supply high-performance Stabilized Commander's Weapon Stations (SCWS) to the U.S. Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command of Warren, Mich.

Posted by John McHale

WARREN, Mich., 5 June 2010. General Dynamics Land Systems in Sterling, Mich., will supply high-performance Stabilized Commander's Weapon Stations (SCWS) to the U.S. Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command of Warren, Mich.

The weapon station provides Army and U.S. Marine Corps vehicle commanders with the ability to acquire and engage targets from inside the protection of an armored vehicle. It is designed to mount on a variety of military platforms and works with a high-performance .50-cal. machine gun. The weapon station has targeting characteristics equal to those of the current M1A1 fire-control system and includes a laser range finder and thermal site.

The work will be performed by existing General Dynamics Land Systems personnel in Lima, Ohio, Anniston, Ala., and Sterling Heights. It is expected to be completed by February of 2013.

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