General Dynamics Awarded $30 Million Land Warrior Contract

General Dynamics Awarded $30 Million Contract to Integrate Up to 500 Land Warrior Systems into Stryker Battalion

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD - News), has been awarded a $30 million contract by the U.S. Army to integrate as many as 500 Land Warrior ensembles and Stryker Integration Kits into a Stryker experimental battalion. The system will provide improved situational awareness and communications between dismounted soldiers and Stryker vehicles, as well as enable commanders to see soldiers on maps and communicate with them using voice and data.

Delivery of the assessment versions of the Land Warrior ensembles and integration kits is scheduled for March through May of 2006. General Dynamics received the award after successful completion of nearly four months of Land Warrior field testing at Ft. Benning, Ga. in 2004.

"We are focused on providing the best technology available to improve soldier survivability and lethality," said Mark Showah, director of Intelligent Network Systems for General Dynamics C4 Systems. "General Dynamics understands the Army's requirement to bring information to soldiers on the battlefield."

Land Warrior is an integrated, modular fighting system that uses technology to enhance individual soldiers' close-combat tactical awareness, lethality and survivability. It includes weapon-mounted sensors, an integrated helmet assembly, a communications-navigation computer system and software for friendly-force tracking and command/control programs. The total program value under contract is $258 million.