DynCorp International and General Dynamics’ force protection unit have entered a joint venture that will pursue a potential $3 billion Army contract for vehicle support services, the companies announced Wednesday.
Oshkosh Defense and McLane Advanced Technologies also are partners in the new venture, called Mission Readiness LLC.
DynCorp Chairman and CEO Steve Gaffney said in a release that Mission Readiness will be a standalone company.
The companies have a combined 170 years of experience in manufacturing and logistics support for land vehicles, they said.
More than 17,000 of their employees support 94 percent of vehicles deployed in Afghanistan, Iraq and Kuwait.
For General Dynamics, this is the second joint venture they have announced in a week, as they will also work with a German defense contractor to deliver tank ammunition in the U.S. and worldwide.
The company has worked with Rheinmetall Defence for nearly a decade.