General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, has been awarded a $44 million modification to an existing contract for production of small-caliber ammunition by the U.S. Army Field Support Command, Rock Island, Ill. This award is the third delivery order executed under this systems contract for a cumulative total of $500 million.
This delivery order is for the production of 5.56mm, 7.62mm and .50 caliber small-arms cartridges to replenish stockpiles used in training and expended during combat operations. General Dynamics serves as the systems integrator coordinating supply-chain management of a consortium of small- caliber ammunition producers whose purpose is to respond to the U.S. Defense Department's needs for small-caliber ammunition.
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(R) 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.