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General Dynamics Awarded $21 Million for RG-31 Mk5E MRAP armoured vehicle upgrades.

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Wednesday , 1 December 2010, 15:30 PM

General Dynamics Awarded $21 Million for RG-31 Mk5E MRAP armoured vehicle upgrades.
LONDON, Ontario, Canada – The U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command awarded General Dynamics Land Systems–Canada a USD$21.2 million delivery-order modification for upgrade kits for RG-31 Mk5E vehicles previously delivered under the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle program. General Dynamics Land Systems, the Canadian company’s parent corporation, is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).

The RG31 Mk5E is an increase version in power and payload of the basic version of the RG31, who is produced by the Defense Company BAE Systems Land Systems OMC in collaboration with General Dynamics Land Systems Canada. In service with forces around the world, the RG-31 MPV is a highly effective multi-role armored vehicle capable of a variety of military applications including, an Armored Personnel Carrier, Command Vehicle, Ambulance, Armored Utility Vehicle and Surveillance Vehicle.

The kits will enhance the survivability and operation of the RG-31 vehicles to the latest production configuration. The delivery of the kits is expected to be completed by October 2011. The contract was signed through the Canadian Commercial Corporation, a Crown Agency of the Canadian Government.


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