General Dynamics to supply US military with 250 RG-31s
LONDON, Ont.: US Marine Corps Systems Command has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada a $227.4 million order to produce 250 RG-31 Mk5E vehicles for its mine resistant ambush protected (MRAP) vehicle program.
The vehicles will be produced at BAE Systems Land Systems OMC of Benoni, South Africa with deliveries to begin in October.
This contract is in addition to the 1,402 RG-31 Mk5 vehicles already supplied by General Dynamics under the MRAP program. The US Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command previously ordered an additional 584 RG-31s for route-clearance vehicles.
General Dynamics Land Systems, the Canadian company’s parent corporation, is a business unit of General Dynamics.