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General Dynamics - Medium Caliber Ammunition Contract

General Dynamics : 30 March, 2007  (Company News)
General Dynamics Awarded $22 Million Medium Caliber Ammunition Contract
The U.S. Army Joint Munitions Command at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., has awarded General Dynamics ordnance and Tactical Systems a $21.8 million contract to produce 25mm Bushmaster M793 Target Practice-Traced, 25mm M910 Target Practice Discarding Sabot-Traced and 30mm M788 Target Practice ammunition. This award represents the majority share of the first year of a multi-award five-year contract.

General Dynamics ordnance and Tactical Systems' 25mm Bushmaster Ammunition family provides an effective Ammunition training solution to the U.S. Army and Marine Corps. The M793 and M910 are both qualified in the M242 Chain Gun and the Oerlikon KBA B02 cannon. The M793 simulates the firing of the M792 high explosive round and is used by the Marines and Army for gunnery training on their Light Armored Vehicle and Bradley Fighting Vehicle (BFV). The Army also trains with the M910 to simulate firing of the M919 armor piercing round for the BFV.

The 30mm M788 is ballistically matched to the M789 combat round and is used for gunnery training for the Army's Apache attack helicopters. The M788 is also compatible with the AV-30 (M230) Chain Gun turret integrated on a variety of ground combat vehicles such as the Pandur, the M113 and the Piranha.

Contract management and load, assembly and pack operations will be conducted at General Dynamics ordnance and Tactical Systems' Marion, Ill., facility with some component manufacturing being conducted at the company's Red Lion, Pa., and St. Marks Powder, Fla., facilities.
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