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General Dynamics to bring 20 jobs to Camden.

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General Dynamics General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD) is a defense conglomerate formed by mergers and divestitures, and as of 2006 it is the sixth largest defense contractor in the world[1]. The company has changed markedly in the post-Cold War era of defense consolidation.  Land Systems-Canada has awarded General Dynamics Armament & Technical Products a contract valued at more than $150 million for work that will create 20 jobs at the General Dynamics plant at Camden.

The new jobs are scheduled to start in January 2010. The contract is to qualify and produce reactive armor the sets for the Stryker family of vehicles.

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission awarded General Dynamics a grant to offset the costs of buying production-related equipment. The grant gave the company an opportunity to streamline production efforts, as well as create local jobs.

Deliveries are expected to begin in March 2010. General Dynamics Land Systems is the original equipment manufacturer of the Stryker vehicle.

General Dynamics Armament & Technical Products' facility at Camden produces warheads and performs rocket-motor assembly and complete rocket integration.

The 1,300-acre facility is involved in a number of U.S. military weapon systems programs, including the Hydra-70 2.75-inch rocket, Hellfire hell·fire  
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The General Dynamics reactive armor system consists of tiles that fasten to the exterior of Stryker vehicles, allowing the vehicles to better withstand hits from anti-armor munitions mu·ni·tion  
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War materiel, especially weapons and ammunition. Often used in the plural.

tr.v. mu·ni·tioned, mu·ni·tion·ing, mu·ni·tions
To supply with munitions.
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General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church Falls Church, independent city (1990 pop. 9,578), NE Va., a residential suburb of Washington, D.C.; inc. as a town 1875, as a city 1948. There is diverse light manufacturing, including telecommunications equipment. , Va., employs about 92,900 people worldwide.
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Title Annotation:MANUFACTURING
Author:Cottingham, Jan
Publication:Arkansas Business
Date:Jun 1, 2009
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