$44.4M more to Complete EFV Amphibious Vehicle’s SDD Phase

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EFV schema(click to view full) General Dynamics Amphibious Systems (GDAMS) in Woodbridge, VA received a $44.4 million cost-reimbursable addition modification under previously awarded contract (M67854-01-C-0001) for the continuation of Systems Development and Demonstration (SDD) phase of the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV) program. GDAMS will provide all required materials, services, personnel and facilities to complete the design and development of the EFV, perform studies and analyses, manufacture and test all SDD prototypes, prepare for production, initiate logistics support of the EFV, and successfully complete the SDD phase. The EFV is the top land acquisition priority of the U.S. Marine Corps, with a number of new capabilities over the AA7 Amtracs it would replace and a much heftier price tag of nearly $20 million per vehicle. Work will be performed in Woodbridge, VA (38%); Camp Pendleton, CA (22%); Sterling Heights, MI (21%); Aberdeen, MD (9%), and undetermined location(s) (10%), and is expected to be complete by September 2009. The Marine Corps Systems Command in Quantico, VA issued the contract.

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