General Dynamics Completes U.S. Army Combat Vehicle Design Review
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich., Nov. 8, 2013
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich., Nov. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Land
Systems completed a successful Preliminary Design Review with the U.S. Army of
its Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) design on Oct.
31, 2013. The four-day review was the culmination of many successful subsystem
and component design reviews held from August through October.
During the review General Dynamics demonstrated that the baseline vehicle
design is affordable, reliable and compliant to all Tier 1 requirements, which
must be delivered in the vehicle's initial configurations, and on track to
gain compliance to selected Tier 2 requirements. The review established that
General Dynamics' baseline Ground Combat Vehicle IFV design has a reasonable
expectation of being judged operationally effective and suitable.
"The team did an outstanding job defining a path forward for the customer on
the program," said Robert Sorge, General Dynamics Land Systems senior director
for the GCV IFV Program. "The strong performance has put us on a solid path
for building the automotive test rig, continuing the system detailed design
and enhancing each of the vehicle's key subsystem and component level designs
during the remainder of our technology demonstration contract."
A team led by General Dynamics that includes Lockheed Martin, Raytheon Company
and Tognum America, Inc., was awarded a $439.7 million contract for the
Technology Development (TD) phase of the Army's Ground Combat Vehicle Infantry
Fighting Vehicle program in 2011. That contract was modified extending the
period of performance six months into second quarter 2014.
The overall goal of the Army program is to develop and produce an affordable
and operationally effective Infantry Fighting Vehicle in eight years.
General Dynamics Land Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE:
GD). More information is available online at www.generaldynamics.com.
SOURCE General Dynamics Land Systems
Contact: Media: Peter Keating, General Dynamics Land Systems, (586) 825-7930,
Investors: Erin Linnihan, General Dynamics, (703) 876-3583
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