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General Dynamics Awarded $19 Million For Fox Survivability Packages

File photo of a Nuclear, Biogical and Chemical reconnaissance system.

Sterling Heights MI (SPX) Nov 04, 2005
The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems a $19 million contract to develop, fabricate and install improved survivability packages for Fox Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Reconnaissance Systems deployed to support Operation Iraqi Freedom.

The Fox survivability improvement package includes slat armor, armor protection against improvised explosive devices, accommodations for the Common Remotely Operated Weapons Station, and heavy-duty axles for 17 Fox vehicles and four spares deployed in theater. The vehicles' swim capability will also be deactivated to accommodate these improvements.

Work will be performed in Anniston, Ala., and Camp Anaconda, Iraq, by existing General Dynamics employees and is expected to be complete by Sept. 29, 2006.

The Fox is in service in the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps. It detects chemical contamination in its immediate environment through point detection and at a distance of up to three miles with a stand-off detector.

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