STERLING HEIGHTS (WWJ) — The U.S. Army TACOM Contracting Command recently awarded General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), a $28 million contract for research, development and testing in preparation for the Stryker Engineering Change Proposal upgrade program.

The Stryker ECP upgrade program is an engineering-development effort focused on integrating a group of system improvements into a single upgrade program for the Stryker eight-wheeled vehicle. The objective of this research-and-development effort is to prepare Stryker vehicles to accept additional Army-directed requirements in the future without impacting current vehicle performance. There is no production work associated with this award.

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Technical upgrades to the Stryker will include improved automotive and electrical power generation, chassis upgrades and improved vehicle network capabilities.

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Work will be performed by existing employees in Sterling Heights. The contract will be completed by November 2018.

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More information about General Dynamics Land Systems is available at http://www.gdls.com.