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General Dynamics wins Stryker conversion work

12th May 2014 - 10:46 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


General Dynamics Land Systems will convert 93 flat-bottom Stryker infantry combat vehicles to a newer, more survivable double-V hull (DVH) design for the US Army under a new contract announced on 12 May.

The US Army partnered with General Dynamics in 2012 for the Stryker DVH-exchange pilot programme. This programme validated that Stryker flat-bottom variants can be quickly refurbished and reassembled as a new, more survivable DVH variant, at less cost than producing a new vehicle. 

General Dynamics and the Anniston Army Depot successfully completed the DVH pilot programme in April 2013, with 52 Stryker vehicles delivered.   

Work will be carried out at the Anniston Army Depot in Anniston, with additional work to take place at General Dynamics’ locations in Lima, Ohio, and Scranton, Penn. The Stryker DVH vehicles to be converted under this contract are expected to be delivered in March 2016. 


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