GD awarded armour contract

General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products has been awarded $129 million by the US army for the production of enhanced-capability reactive armour tile sets for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle.


General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products has been awarded a $129 million contract from the US army for the production of enhanced-capability reactive armour tile sets for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle. The total contract value could reach $245 million if all options are exercised.



The reactive armour package is made up of tiles that fasten to the exterior of the vehicles. Equipped with the General Dynamics’ reactive armour, Bradley Fighting Vehicles are better able to withstand a direct hit from a variety of anti-armour munitions, including shoulder-fired rocket propelled grenades.



General Dynamics’ strategic partner, Israel‘s RAFAEL Armament Development Authority, Ordnance Systems Division, will share 50 percent of the production workload.


The production program will be directed from the General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, BurlingtonTechnologyCenter, Burlington, Vermont, with US tile production taking place at the company’s reactive armour facility in Stone County Operations, McHenry, Mississippi.