General Dynamics Awarded $7 Million Order for U.S. Army Gatling Guns
January 26, 2012
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – GeneralDynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics(NYSE: GD), was awarded a $7.3 million contract to produce and deliver morethan two dozen GAU-19/B Gatling gun systems for use on U.S. Army helicopters. GeneralDynamics also will provide field support, spare parts and logistics supportunder the contract.
The GAU-19/B is a lighter version of General Dynamics’GAU-19/A, a .50 caliber, three-barrel gun which is currently fielded on aircraft,ground vehicles and ships. All of the GAU-19/B gun systems will be delivered inFebruary.
“Withabout 250 systems currently in service, the GAU-19/A is a proven gun that isreliable in land, sea and air applications,” said Steve Elgin, vice presidentand general manager of armament systems for General Dynamics Armament andTechnical Products. “The new GAU-19/B gun provides the same superior firepower asthe GAU-19/A system in a significantly lighter package which easily integratesaboard existing platforms and expands the warfighters’ performance envelope.”
Productionwork will be completed at the General Dynamics facility in Saco, Maine,which employs over 400 people. Program management will be performed at General Dynamics’Williston Technology Center in Williston, Vt.
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