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General Dynamics Awarded $12 Million U.S. Army Contract for Mortar Increment Charges

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a $12 million contract by the U.S. Army Joint Munitions and Lethality Life Cycle Management Command for the production of mortar propelling increment charges for 81mm and 120mm mortar ammunition.

Under this contract, General Dynamics produces the 81mm M218, M219 and M220 propelling charges, as well as the M233 and M234 propelling charges for the 120mm mortar system. Production and program management will be performed at the General Dynamics medium-caliber ammunition facility in Marion, Ill. Work is expected to be completed by April 2010.

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems is a world leader in the manufacture of large, medium- and small-caliber direct and indirect-fire munitions, mortar weapons and systems, artillery projectiles, bomb bodies and BALL POWDER® Propellant. The company also manufactures precision metal components; provides explosive load, assemble and pack services for a variety of munitions, tactical missile and rocket programs; and designs and produces shaped charge warheads and control actuator systems. More information about the company is available online at

March 16, 2007
Contact: Laurie VanBrocklin
Tel: (727) 578-8187

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