GDLS supplies army weapons stations

General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS), a land- and amphibious-combat systems supplier, has been awarded $92m (£63m) to supply high-performance Stabilized Commander’s Weapon Stations (SCWS) to the US Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command of Warren, Michigan.

The weapon station provides army and US Marine Corps vehicle commanders with the ability to acquire and engage targets from inside the protection of an armoured vehicle.

It is designed to mount on a variety of military platforms and works with a high-performance .50 cal machine gun.

The work will be performed by existing GDLS personnel in Lima, Ohio; Anniston, Alabama; and Sterling Heights, and is expected to be completed by February 2013.