CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 7, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ — SOURCE General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products. General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 92,900 people worldwide. The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies. More information about General Dynamics is available online at www.gd.com(link is external). General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems,The US Army Contracting Command in Picatinny Arsenal, NJ, has awarded General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products an order of approximately $37 million to produce reactive armor tile sets for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle. Deliveries are expected to begin in December 2009. General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products is a business unit of General Dynamics. The program will be managed from General Dynamics’ Burlington Technology Center in Vermont.The order is an extension of a contract awarded in 2006. Work will be performed at the General Dynamics’ facility in McHenry, Miss. Deliveries begin later this year and are expected to be completed in early 2010. As a strategic partner, RAFAEL Armament Development Authority Ltd., Ordnance Systems Division, will share the production workload in Haifa, Israel.General Dynamics’ reactive armor system is comprised of tiles that fasten to the exterior of the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, allowing it to better withstand a direct hit 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 and improvised threats,” said Russ Klein, vice president and general manager of weapon systems for General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products. “The work our team in McHenry is doing ultimately is saving lives and preventing severe damage to combat vehicles in Iraq.”General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, located in Charlotte, N.C., provides a broad range of system solutions for military and commercial applications. The company designs, develops and produces high-performance weapon and armament systems, defensive armor, countermeasure systems, aerospace composite solutions, and is a leading U.S. producer of biological and chemical detection systems. More information about General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products can be found on the Internet atwww.gdatp.com(link is external).