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General Dynamics awarded contract for mobile shelter units

18th July 2012 - 10:20 GMT | by The Shephard News Team



General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products was awarded a $6.1 million order by the US Army to produce more than 25 Army Standard Family (ASF) expandable mobile shelters, the company announced on 17 July.

General Dynamics' ASF shelters are deployed throughout the world in a wide variety of environmental extremes and are used as command centres, kitchens, maintenance shops and medical facilities.

The shelters are constructed of aluminum-faced, nonmetallic honeycomb-sandwich panels and can include features for power and signal distribution, environmental control units and lighting.

According to the company, the ASF shelters meet the International Organization for Standardization's (ISO) cargo container specification and are easily transportable by truck, helicopter, cargo aircraft, sea and rail.

The shelters will be delivered in 2013 as part of a multi-year contract awarded to General Dynamics in December 2010, with this delivery order increasing the total contract value to-date to $26 million. 

'The ASF shelters are well-suited for high-rate production and specialized custom fabrication," said Jim Losse, vice president and general manager of advanced materials for General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, in a statement.


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