General Dynamics was awarded a contract to produce M2 heavy barrel machine gun for US Army 1611111
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|Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 07:06 AM|
|General Dynamics was awarded a contract to produce M2 heavy barrel machine gun for US Army.|
General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was awarded a $6.9 million contract by the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command to produce approximately 600 M2 heavy barrel (M2HB) machine guns.
General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products produces the .50 Caliber M2 Heavy Barrel (M2HB) machine gun, a belt-fed, recoil operated, air-cooled, crew-served weapon capable of right or left-hand feed.
This is the seventh delivery order awarded to General Dynamics since the company received an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract from the Army in 2009.
Production work will be completed at the General Dynamics facility in Saco, Maine, which employs over 400 people and has manufactured M2 machine guns since 1979. The production work for the new delivery order will be completed in the spring of 2012. Program management will be performed at General Dynamics’ Williston Technology Center in Williston, Vt.