U.S. Army Awards General Dynamics Contract for 30mm PGU-15 Ammunition Production
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The U.S. Army Joint Munitions Command at Rock Island, Ill., has awarded General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems the first year of a multiple award contract with a total potential value of $74.6 million for the production of 30mm PGU-15 A/B Target Practice Cartridges. General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).
The 30mm PGU-15 A/B is a low cost, target practice cartridge, ballistically matched to the PGU-13/B HEI combat round. Use of the target practice rounds provides realistic training on the A-10 GAU-8/A Gatling gun to U.S. Air Force pilots. Work on this contract will be performed at the company’s Marion, Ill., facility and will be completed in October, 2008.
General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems is a world leader in the manufacture of large, medium- and small-caliber direct and indirect-fire munitions, mortar weapons and systems, artillery projectiles, bomb bodies and BALL POWDER® Propellant. The company also manufactures precision metal components; provides explosive load, assemble and pack services for a variety of munitions, tactical missile and rocket programs; and designs and produces shaped charge warheads and control actuator systems. More information on General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical is available online at www.gd-ots.com.
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