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General Dynamics Awarded $1.4 Billion to Manufacture Large-caliber Metal and Mortar Projectiles

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General Dynamics Awarded $1.4 Billion to Manufacture Large-caliber Metal and Mortar Projectiles

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General Dynamics Awarded $1.4 Billion to Manufacture Metal and Mortar Projectiles
General Dynamics Awarded $1.4 Billion to Manufacture Metal and Mortar Projectiles

General Dynamics Wilkes Barre, Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $1,476,629,900 modification (P00008) to contract W52P1J-19-D-0075 to manufacture large-caliber metal projectiles and mortar projectiles. General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems is an industry and global leader in the manufacture of large, medium and small-caliber direct and indirect-fire munition. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of July 30, 2029. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, is the contracting activity.

Projectile and mortar metal parts for large caliber cannons
Projectile and mortar metal parts for large caliber cannons. (Photo by General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems)

General Dynamics produces a wide range of projectile and mortar metal parts for large caliber cannons, artillery, as well as aircraft and naval platforms. As the principle Operating Contractor for the Scranton Army Ammunition Plant (SCAAP), this facility has been in constant production of metal parts for weapon systems since 1963. Scranton Operations has been in continuous production since 1963, and manufactures artillery shells for 105mm to 155mm caliber applications. The company also produces high-quality mortar components and increments the for U.S. military for 60mm, 81mm and 120mm mortar applications.

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Expeditionary Fire Support System (EFSS) 120 mm mortar. (Photo by General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems)

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems provides the U.S. military and its allies around the world, an extensive range of weapons systems needed at all levels of strategic and tactical operations. For ground forces, we manufacture heavy machine guns, grenade launchers, crew-served weapons and munitions of all calibers. As well as family of lightweight vehicles for expeditionary and special forces. The company produce weapons systems and ammunition for U.S. Navy shipboard applications. For airborne platforms, we produce weapons for fighter aircraft, including high-speed Gatling guns for all U.S. fixed-wing and rotary military aircraft. Munitions portfolio covers the full breadth of naval, air and ground forces applications across all calibers and weapons platforms.

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