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General Dynamics - M2H Machine Gun Production Contract

General Dynamics : 31 July, 2007  (Company News)
General Dynamics Awarded $26 Million for M2HB Machine Gun Production
General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics, has been awarded a $26 million contract from U.S. Army tank Automotive Command, Rock Island, Ill., for the production of M2HB machine guns. Deliveries on the contract will begin in April 2008.

The M2HB crew-served 12.7mm machine gun fires at a rate of more than 450 rounds per minute and has a maximum effective range of 2,000 yards. Its high level of lethality and versatility has made it the world standard in its class. Production work will be performed at General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products' Saco, Maine, facility, which has manufactured the M2 Machine Gun since 1979. Program management will occur at the company's Burlington, Vt., facility.
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