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General Dynamics Awarded $7 Million for Production of M2HB Machine Guns

January 18, 2007
Contact: John Suttle
Tel: (704) 714-8014
Email: JSuttle@gdatp.com

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a $6.9 million contract modification from U.S. Army Tank Automotive Command, Rock Island, Ill., to produce M2HB Machine Guns. This option modifies a contract originally awarded in October 2006, bringing total contract value to date to $27.5 million.

The M2HB crew-served 12.7mm machine gun features a rate of fire of over 450 rounds per minute and a maximum effective range of 2,000 yards. Its high level of lethality and versatility has made it the world standard in its class.

Production work will be performed at General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products’ Saco, Maine, facility, which has manufactured the M2 Machine Gun since 1979. Program management will occur at the company’s Burlington, Vt., facility.

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. More information about General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products can be found on the World Wide Web at www.gdatp.com.

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 81,100 people worldwide, and expects 2006 revenues of approximately $24 billion. The company is a market leader in mission-critical information systems and technologies; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and business aviation. More information can be found online at www.generaldynamics.com.

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