GDLS shares in $490m contract

General Dynamics Land Systems has received $244.5m of a $490m contract to produce 1,000 vehicles for the US Marine Corps’ Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle program.


General Dynamics Land Systems has received $244.5m of a $490m contract awarded to Force Protection to produce 1,000 vehicles for the US Marine Corps’ Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle program.



Force Protection and General Dynamics have formed a joint venture, Force Dynamics, to share in the production and program management of the MRAP contact.



This latest MRAP delivery order purchases Force Protection’s category I 4X4 and category II 6X6 Cougar vehicles.



Manufacturing will be performed in Anniston, Alabama; Charlotte, Michigan; Ladson, South Carolina; Lima, Ohio; Kings Point, North Carolina; and Sealy, Texas.