The U.S. Army Contracting Commands, Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., and Rock Island, Ill., have awarded General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), three contracts with a total value of $97 million for the manufacture and delivery of 120mm M865 and M1002 tank training ammunition, 105mm M1130 high-explosive (HE) pre-formed fragmentation (PFF) cartridges and 155mm M795 HE projectile metal parts.
“Our tank and artillery ammunition continue to play key roles in both the training of U.S. forces as well as providing them overmatch capability in combat,” said Steve Torma, vice president and general manager of Large Caliber Ammunition for General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems. “General Dynamics’ heritage in producing tank and artillery ammunition is second to none and we are honored to provide continuing support to U.S. armed forces with this high-performance ammunition.”
Work is expected to be complete in February 2013 for the 155mm artillery ammunition, April 2014 for the 105mm artillery ammunition and September 2016 for the 120 tank ammunition.
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