General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems (GD-OTS), a business unit of General Dynamics, announced it has been awarded a $217M task order to increase 155mm artillery projectile metal parts production at its northeast Pennsylvania operations. This task order, awarded under a recently modified $1.48 billion Army contract supporting the manufacture of large-caliber projectile metal parts and mortar shell bodies, will fund the modernization and expansion of 155mm projectile metal parts capacity at the Scranton Army Ammunition Plant and General Dynamics Wilkes-Barre facility, with both ramping up production by the end of fiscal year 2025.
“We take great pride in the U.S. Army’s decision to further invest in its industrial partners and for General Dynamics to play such an important role in accelerating new artillery production capacity. In close collaboration with the US Army, our teams are taking great strides to achieve critical increases in artillery production,” said Kevin Wall, senior vice president and general manager at General Dynamics-OTS.
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. The company is one of the primary producer of artillery shells for the U.S, military. General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems Scranton Operations has been in continuous production since 1963, and manufactures artillery shells for 105mm to 155mm caliber applications. General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems is also the leading manufacturer of propellants for U.S. military for 60mm, 81mm and 120mm Mortar Systems Increments.
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, the company 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. GD-OTS produce weapons systems and ammunition for U.S. Navy shipboard applications. For airborne platforms, the company produce weapons for fighter aircraft, including high-speed Gatling guns for all U.S. fixed-wing and rotary military aircraft. GD-OTS munitions portfolio covers the full breadth of naval, air and ground forces applications across all calibers and weapons platforms.