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General Dynamics - Contract for 20mm ammunition

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General Dynamics
: 10 October, 2008  (Company News)
The U.S. Army Sustainment Command, Rock Island, Ill., has awarded General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems a $33 million contract with up to four option years for the production of a variety of 20mm PGU ammunition.
General Dynamics will produce 20mm PGU-27A/B Training Practice (TP), the PGU-30A/B Training Practice with Tracer (TP-T) and the PGU-28A/B Semi-Armor Piercing High Explosive Incendiary tactical rounds. If all options are exercised the contract value would exceed $500 million.

The PGU 28 A/B is a multi-purpose munition capable of destroying soft and lightly armored air and surface targets. It is being used extensively in the Global War on Terror in Afghanistan and Iraq on the F-14, F-15, F-16, and F/A-18 fighter aircraft and the AH-1 Cobra attack helicopter. The family of PGU rounds are compatible with the 20mm x 102mm gun system and replaces the older M50 series ammunition.

'With our unprecedented history in 20mm PGU ammunition, General Dynamics is proud to continue our work with Product Manager Maneuver Ammunition Systems (PM-MAS) and our joint service customers in providing the highest-quality 20mm Ammunition in the world,' said Tim McAuliffe, vice president and general manager of medium caliber Ammunition programs. 'The safe and reliable performance of the 20mm PGU-28 A/B round continues to mean superior combat effectiveness for our warfighters.'

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