General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems Inc., Williston, Vermont, has been awarded a maximum $19,803,151 firm-fixed-price contract for Bradley Fighting Vehicle reactive armor side skirts installation kits. This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c)(1), as stated in Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1. This is a 30-month contract with no option periods. Locations of performance are Vermont and Texas, with a Feb. 10, 2023, performance completion date. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2020 through 2023 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime, Warren, Michigan (SPRDL1-20-C-0155).
The reactive armor system is composed of tiles that fasten to the exterior of a vehicle, allowing it to better withstand direct hits from a variety of anti-armor munitions. Production work will be performed at the General Dynamics facility in McHenry, Miss., and the program will be managed from General Dynamics’ Burlington Technology Center in Vermont. A strategic partner, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd., Ordnance and Protection Division, will share the production workload in Haifa, Israel. In addition to manufacturing the reactive armor tiles for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, General Dynamics provides complete assembly, integration and storage capabilities for the U.S. Army’s reactive armor tile program.
General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, in conjunction with Rafael Ordnance and Protection Division, has developed a next-generation Reactive Armor for application on the Bradley Fighting Vehicle. This concept in Reactive Armor incorporates state-of-the-art technology, while
utilizing an insensitive, high-energy explosive. Reactive Armor tiles produced by Rafael and General Dynamics have been typeclassified for production. During U.S. Government qualification, over 1,500 armor tiles were extensively tested. The Reactive Armor technology offers a substantial
increase in protection levels for troops and equipment against all shoulder-fired weapons and most tube-launched, shaped-charge systems.
General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, located in Charlotte, N.C., provides a broad range of system solutions for military and commercial applications. The company designs, develops and produces high-performance weapon and armament systems, defensive armor, countermeasure systems and aerospace composite solutions, as well as off-road axle and suspension systems. It is also a leading U.S. producer of biological and chemical detection systems. General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies.