The US Army has awarded a $430m contract to General Dynamics (GD) to provide engineering and manufacturing services for the army’s Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC).

Under the five-year contract, General Dynamics Land Systems will use its expertise to help TARDEC with its core focus areas, including system engineering, power and mobility, survivability, intelligent ground systems, vehicle electronics and architecture, force projection and software.

General Dynamics Land Systems president Mark Roualet said the company would work in cooperation with suppliers, other General Dynamics business units and Michigan-based technological universities to develop innovative and advanced solutions for the army.

For this contract GD has teamed up with small and disadvantaged subcontractors including Adaptive Materials Incorporated, Borisch Manufacturing Corporation, Pyramid Systems, VI Engineering, Vetronics Research Corporation and many others.