GD Land Systems has been awarded three contracts worth $112.2m by the US Army to support performance specification changes to and fielding of the Stryker vehicle.

The first contract, worth $92m, will involve design and integration engineering services, prototypes, procurement of materials and components as well as an integrated solution to deliver improved blast-protection levels to support Stryker brigades.

The second contract, worth $11.7m, is to acquire the production cut-in for alternators and air conditioning for Stryker mobile gun system (MGS) vehicles.

The third contract is valued at $8.5m and will be used for equipment and components in support of total package fielding of Stryker vehicles.

GD Land Systems senior vice-president Mike Cannon said the contracts will continue to strengthen Stryker to protect troops in theatre.

The Stryker is an eight-wheeled combat vehicle that is lighter, smaller and more readily deployable for defence and disaster-response missions.

Work will be carried out at the company’s facilities in Sterling Heights, Michigan, US; London, UK; and Ontario, Canada, with completion expected by September 2011.