Army awards General Dynamics $37 million Bradley contract

first_imgCHARLOTTE, 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).center_img 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).last_img read more

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76ers G Zhaire Smith recalled from G League, could make NBA debut Tuesday

first_imgBrown said he didn’t expect Smith to play for Philadelphia in 2018-19 at the time, but it appears his recovery has gone well.Brett Brown doesn’t expect @zhaire_smith to play for the #Sixers this season. The hope is for him to play some games for the @blue_coats.— Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) February 20, 2019Smith, 19, averaged 5 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists in four games with the Blue Coats.The 76ers enter Tuesday at 42-25 and are third in the Eastern Conference. They will tip off against Cleveland at 7 p.m. ET. Zhaire Smith could be preparing for his NBA debut.The 76ers guard has been recalled from Philadelphia’s G League affiliate, the Delaware Blue Coats, where he made his debut in February. He will be active for the 76ers’ game against the Cavaliers on Tuesday. The team has recalled @zhaire_smith from @blue_coats. He will be available for tonight’s game vs. Cleveland.— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) March 12, 2019Head coach Brett Brown told reporters Smith is available and will almost certainly play in the fourth quarter.Zhaire Smith is available tonight and he’ll almost certainly play in the 4th. Sixers should be up huge at home over an awful Cavs team that played last night. Perfect time to make your debut! pic.twitter.com/Y7NDqOLZy3— Andrew Porter (@And_Porter) March 12, 2019Philadelphia selected Smith with the 16th pick in the 2018 draft. But he suffered a foot fracture during the summer which required surgery.Smith was expected to be back on the court in December, but his return was delayed because of serious complications from an allergic reaction, which cause him to lose “upward of 20 pounds,” according to a report from The Ringer.last_img read more

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