Foxy upgrade for General Dynamics

General Dynamics Land Systems has won a $56m contract from the US Army Research, Development and Engineering Command to upgrade its nuclear, biological and chemical reconnaissance systems.

Under the contract, General Dynamics will upgrade 14 M93 and four M93A1 Fox systems to the M93A1P1 configuration. The systems, used by the US Army and US Marine Corps, detects contamination in its immediate environment through point detection, and at a distance of up to three miles with a standoff detector.

This latest configuration of the Fox NBCRS features a survivability improvement package, including slat armour, armour protection against improvised explosive devices and accommodation for the common Remotely Operated Weapon Station.

The upgrade is expected to be completed by September 2009.