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General Dynamics Awarded $26 Million for M2HB Machine Gun Production


CHARLOTTE, N.C. – General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was 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.

General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, located in Charlotte, N.C., provides a broad range of system solutions for military and commercial applications. The company designs, develops and produces high-performance armament systems; a full range of advanced composite-based products; biological and chemical detection systems; and mobile shelter systems. More information about General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products can be found on the World Wide Web at


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