GM GDLS Defense Group, Limited Liability Company, Sterling Heights, Mich., has been awarded a six-year requirements contract, with an estimated cumulative total value of $3,998,349,372 if all options are exercised, for a family of Interim Armored Vehicles to equip an interim brigade combat team, capable of deployment anywhere in the world in a combat ready configuration. This family consists of two vehicle variants (the Infantry Carrier Vehicle and the Mobile Gun System) and eight additional configurations of the Infantry Carrier Vehicle (Mortar Carrier, Reconnaissance Vehicle, Anti-Tank Guided Missile Vehicle, Fire Support Vehicle, Engineer Support Vehicle, Command & Control Vehicle, Medical Evacuation Vehicle, and the Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle). In addition to the above vehicles, services procured under this contract are vehicle research and development; testing support; vehicle block improvements; new equipment training; instructor and key personnel training; integrated logistics support; and contractor logistical support for maintenance. Work will be performed in Anniston, Ala., London Ontario, Canada, Sterling Heights, Mich., Lima, Ohio, Peoria, Ill., and Indianapolis, Ind. and is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2008. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. There were 109 firms solicited in April 2000 and 20 proposals were received on June 6, 2000. The U.S. Army Tank-Automotive & Armaments Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (DAAE07-00-D-M051).