General Dynamics wins radio maintenance contract

July 24, 2013 at 12:47 PM

LONDON, July 24 (UPI) -- General Dynamics U.K. has been contracted by the Ministry of Defense to maintain Bowman digital voice and data system radios.

The contract is worth $69.1 million. No information on contract length was given but the Ministry of Defense said the award would secure as many as 300 British defense industry jobs.

"General Dynamics have a proven record of delivering high quality support services to our Armed Forces," Minister for Defense Equipment Support and Technology Philip Dunne said. "Bowman is a key communications asset, used by all three services across the globe, enabling greater situational awareness and critically providing a secure system for information sharing and communications.

"This 45 million pound contract is a good example of how one of our prime contractors is working closely with UK-based small and medium-sized enterprises, helping to rebalance the economy and laying the foundations for lasting growth and shared prosperity in the defense industry."

British companies that will benefit from the contract award to General Dynamics U.K. include Wincanton, Excelis, DRS, Cablescan and AWE Electronics.

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