General Dynamics Unit Gets $35.5M Contract

NEW YORK (AP) -- General Dynamics said Friday its Canadian land systems unit has been awarded a $35.5 million contract to build 24 light armored vehicles for the U.S. Marine Corps.

The eight-wheeled amphibious vehicles, which are equipped with automatic fire-suppression systems, will be built in Ontario by April 2012. A total of 207 of the vehicles have been ordered by the Marine Corps since 2007.

The contract was signed through the Canadian Commercial Corp., an agency of the Canadian Government.

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