Armor tile contract expanded; $107M more for McHenry plant

A $107.7 million U.S. Army contract is being awarded to General Dynamics. The company will produce a new round of military vehicle armor at its McHenry plant.

The deal is the third contract expanding the General Dynamic's reactive armor tile program from fitting just the Bradley Fighting Vehicle.

The option is part of a contract awarded in July 2006 which has a total value of $237 million. Work under the new contract will continue through September 2009.

Company spokesman Norm Blanchard said no new hires are planned at the Stone County Operations in McHenry, where the tiles are assembled.