General Dynamics Awarded $92 Million for Weapon Stations

Jun 03, 2010, 12:15 ET from General Dynamics Land Systems

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich., June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded $92 million to 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 United States 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.

General Dynamics Land Systems plays an integral role in the U.S. Army's core vehicle programs, including the Abrams tank (M1A2 SEP upgrade and AIM), Stryker infantry combat vehicle and Fox NBC reconnaissance vehicle, and in its modernization plan. More information can be found at

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 91,200 people worldwide.  The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies.  More information about General Dynamics is available online at

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