General Dynamics to manufacture ST Kinetics' 40mm High Velocity Air Burst Ammunition

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Thursday, November 20, 2014 08:58 AM
 
 General Dynamics to manufacture ST Kinetics' 40mm High Velocity Air Burst Ammunition
General Dynamics announced today that it has entered into a strategic agreement with Advanced Material Engineering Pte Ltd (AME), a subsidiary of Singapore Technologies Kinetics Ltd (ST Kinetics), to manufacture 40mm Air Burst Ammunition for the U.S. military.
     
General Dynamics announced today that it has entered into a strategic agreement with Advanced Material Engineering Pte Ltd (AME), a subsidiary of Singapore Technologies Kinetics Ltd (ST Kinetics), to manufacture 40mm Air Burst Ammunition for the U.S. military. ST Kinetics' 40mm High Velocity Air Burst Ammunition range
     
Uniquely different from conventional ammunition, the 40mm airburst uses a programmable, time-based fuse technology that computes and programs the detonation time into the fuze. Once fired, the fuze counts down to zero detonating at the intended target point. It is highly effective against concealed and defilade targets. The 40mm ammunition can be fired from existing U.S. Army grenade launchers such as the Mk19 and MK47. This ammunition will provide the warfighter with the capability to program ammunition to detonate at a specific distance, greatly increasing the effectiveness, flexibility and lethality of their weapon systems.

With this partnership, General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems continues to build on its capabilities as a system integrator. By integrating programmable ammunition with innovative products, such as our Next Generation Fire Control System, we can provide the warfighter with versatility and overmatch capability that is fully interoperable with our weapon systems currently in service,” said Tim McAuliffe, vice president and general manager of medium caliber ammunition and weapons for General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems. “This expansion of our manufacturing operations ensures we continue to provide our U.S. Army customer with greater value and integrated solutions.

 

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