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U.S. Army Awards General Dynamics $12.4 Million Propelling Charge Contract

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), announced today that the U.S Army TACOM/ARDEC Command at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J. has awarded the company a contract for the Load, Assemble and Pack of the M231/M232 Propelling Charges for the 155mm Modular Artillery Charge System. The contract provides for a base award of $12.4 million with a total value of approximately $36 million with the award of all options.

The Modular Artillery Charge System was developed for use in all currently fielded 155mm howitzer systems and is compatible with both 39 caliber and 52 caliber cannons. This contract will be managed out of the General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems headquarters located in St. Petersburg, Fla.

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems manufactures large- and medium-caliber ammunition and precision metal components; provides explosive load, assemble and pack services for a variety of tactical missile and rocket programs; and designs and produces shaped charge warheads and control actuator systems.

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, employs approximately 52,000 people worldwide and had 2001 revenues of $12 billion. The company has leading market positions in land and amphibious combat systems, mission-critical information systems and technologies, shipbuilding and marine systems, and business aviation.

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General Dynamics Corporation (ticker: GD, exchange: NYSE)
News Release - Monday, March 11, 2002
Press Contact: (727) 578-8144

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