General Dynamics has been awarded contracts worth more than $1bn.

The US Marine Corps has ordered 600 RG-31 Category II vehicles for its Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle programme from General Dynamics Land Systems Canada.

The vehicle, which has proven to be highly effective against mines, improvised explosive devices and ballistic threats, will be delivered by March 2008.

General Dynamics Land Systems has been awarded a $428.9m contract by the US Department of Defence for systems enhancement package work on Abrams M1A2 Tanks, with work expected to be completed by July 2010.

It has also been awarded a $163.4m contract for Stryker vehicle hull-protection kits and material for Stryker Mobile Gun System and Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle variants, expected to be complete in February 2008.

A $12.6m contract for production of Joint Service Lightweight Standoff Chemical Agent Detectors, to be complete by April 2009, was also awarded.

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Reported by Elizabeth Clifford-Marsh