Feb. 19 (UPI) -- General Dynamics has been awarded a contract to provide supply parts for the entire U.S. Army Stryker program.
The deal, announced Friday by the Department of Defense, is a modification to a previously-awarded contract and is valued at more than $148.9 million.
The Interim Armored Vehicle, or IAV Stryker, is an eight-wheeled, armored fighting vehicle used for ground combat.
The vehicles in recent years have been improved to protect against improved explosive devices and other attack methods with a shallow v-shaped hull and additional armor and blast-resistant features, some of which has been based on warfare in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Funding and exact work locations will be determined with each order received by U.S. Army Contracting Command, the Pentagon said. Work on the contract will be completed in February 2019.