General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products has won a $30 million contract by
the U.S. Army for production and field support of Joint Biological Point Detection Systems, which is a self-contained instrument suite that quickly detects and identifies biological warfare agents.
General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products is a business unit of General Dynamics, and has supported the Army’s JBPDS program since 2001, delivering more than 700 units to date.
“General Dynamics has and continues to deliver innovations that protect our troops
and our country from evolving chemical, biological, and explosive threats,” Vice President of Detection Systems Bill Gural said. “We look forward to continuing our work with the U.S. Army Research,Development and Engineering Command Acquisition Center for production of JBPDS.”
The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Acquisition Center awarded the six-year, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract Aug. 13, as the result of a competitive solicitation. If all options are exercised, this contract has a potential value of up to $300 million.
Production of the JBPDS units will begin in April 2011, and work will be performed at General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products’ detection production facility in Charlotte, N.C.