General Dynamics Selected for Merkava Armored Personnel Carriers for Israel
Category: Defence Industry
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. –- General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, has been selected to negotiate a contract with the Israeli Ministry of Defense for Merkava Armored Personnel Carriers (APC).
The competitive procurement process was for the production of Merkava APC hulls, material kit sets and integration of the kits to the vehicle chassis. General Dynamics expects to complete contract negotiations by the end of this year.
Production will be performed at the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center in Lima, Ohio. The base contract will be completed by March 2015 or extend to November 2019 if all options are exercised.