LONDON, Ontario, March 16 (UPI) -- U.S. company JWF Defense Systems has been contracted by General Dynamics to produce driver-enhancement kits for the Stryker combat vehicle.
General Dynamics Land Systems said its Canadian unit awarded JWF a $4.8 million contract.
Under the deal, Pennsylvania-based JWF, a tactical-vehicle armor developer, will produce and deliver to General Dynamics 805 of its Stryker driver-enhancement kits, which are designed to add additional protections for Stryker combat-vehicle operators.
"Stryker is a family of eight-wheeled combat vehicles that includes 10 variants … (that) have been deployed to support Operation Iraqi Freedom since 2003," according to a news release.
Officials said JWF will be expected to complete the order for the Stryker driver-enhancement kits before June.