General Dynamics Awarded $7 Million Order for U.S. Army Gatling Guns

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Gen­er­al Dynam­ics Arma­ment and Tech­ni­cal Prod­ucts, a busi­ness unit of Gen­er­al Dynam­ics (NYSE: GD), was award­ed a $7.3 mil­lion con­tract to pro­duce and deliv­er more than two dozen GAU-19/B Gatling gun sys­tems for use on U.S. Army heli­copters. Gen­er­al Dynam­ics also will pro­vide field sup­port, spare parts and logis­tics sup­port under 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 in February. 

“With about 250 sys­tems cur­rent­ly in ser­vice, the GAU-19/A is a proven gun that is reli­able in land, sea and air appli­ca­tions,” said Steve Elgin, vice pres­i­dent and gen­er­al man­ag­er of arma­ment sys­tems for Gen­er­al Dynam­ics Arma­ment and Tech­ni­cal Prod­ucts. “The new GAU-19/B gun pro­vides the same supe­ri­or fire­pow­er as the GAU-19/A sys­tem in a sig­nif­i­cant­ly lighter pack­age which eas­i­ly inte­grates aboard exist­ing plat­forms and expands the warfight­ers’ per­for­mance envelope.” 

Pro­duc­tion work 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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