US ARMY CON­TRACTS GDLS FOR MORE STRYKER VE­HI­CLES CON­VER­SION

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Gen­eral Dy­nam­ics Land Sys­tems (GDLS) has got a con­tract for con­ver­sion of the US Army’s ad­di­tional flat-bot­tom Stryker in­fantry com­bat ve­hi­cles (IFV) to a newer, more sur­viv­able dou­ble-V hull (DVH) de­sign. Awarded by the Army’s tank-au­to­mo­tive and ar­ma­ments com­mand (TACOM) and life­cy­cle man­age­ment com­mand (LCMC), the $118-mil­lion con­tract cov­ers con­ver­sion of a to­tal of 66 ve­hi­cles. In­volv­ing an ex­change of flat-bot­tom Stryker hulls for the newer DVH de­sign, the Stryker DVHex­change pi­lot pro­gramme was jointly launched by the army and the com­pany in re­sponse to a re­quire­ment for ad­di­tional DVH ve­hi­cles and to lower the over­all ve­hi­cle cost in 2012.

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