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GD to manufacture Stryker reactive armor

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 27 (UPI) -- U.S. company General Dynamics announced plans to support the Stryker family of tactical vehicles with the production of reactive armor tile sets.

General Dynamics says its Armament and Technical Products unit was awarded the armor production contract from its Land Systems-Canada unit.

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Under the $150 million deal, General Dynamics will produce reactive armor tile sets designed to strengthen the Stryker tactical vehicle's ability to withstand hits from a variety of anti-armor munitions.

"Our reactive armor technology is light-weight and provides an increased level of equipment and troop protection against shape-charged threats, including rocket-propelled grenades," Russ Klein, General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products vice president and general manager of weapon systems, said in a statement.

"We are proud to work with our General Dynamics' teammates to provide potentially life-saving technologies to U.S. servicemen and women."

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