The US Army has awarded a $1.14 billion contract to General Dynamics Land Systems for the defense giant’s Mobile Protected Firepower (MPF) program – the Army’s first new design vehicle fielded in more than four decades, Report informs referring to The Washington Times.

The contract win wasn’t exactly a surprise. The only other competitor, BAE Systems, was knocked out of the running earlier this year.

Under the contract, General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) will be required to produce up to 96 MPF vehicles. It’s part of the Army’s “Next Generation Combat Vehicle” program, intended to find replacements for the M-2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle and the M-113 Armored Personnel Carrier.