CHARLOTTE, N.C. --- General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics, was awarded a $44.5 million contract by U.S. Army TACOM-ARDEC for the production of MK19 grenade machine guns. Deliveries will commence in January 2007 and extend through December 2008.
The MK19 is capable of firing up to 400 grenades per minute and can provide lethal fire against a variety of targets, including lightly armored vehicles and dismounted infantry. Its high lethality and broad versatility make it the prime choice of the U.S. Armed Forces as an essential weapon in both offensive and defensive operations.
Program management will occur at the company's Burlington, Vt., facility. Production work will be performed at General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products' Saco, Maine, facility, which has produced more than 33,000 MK19 systems for the U.S. government and its allies since 1984.
General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, Inc., located in Charlotte, N.C., provides a broad range of system solutions for military and commercial applications. The company designs, develops and produces high- performance armament systems; a full range of advanced composite-based products; biological and chemical detection systems; and mobile shelter systems.