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General Dynamics Awarded $45 Million U.S. Army Contract for MK 80 Series Bomb Bodies

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a $44.8 million contract for production of MK 80 Series bomb bodies by the U.S. Army Sustainment Command, Rock Island, Ill.

This delivery order is for the production of a combination of 500 lb., 1,000 lb. and 2,000 lb. bomb bodies, totaling more than 25,000 units for the U.S. Navy and Air Force. Bomb body production work will be performed in Garland, Texas. The MK 80 series cases will be filled at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant in Oklahoma and placed in inventory.

Dan Paul, vice president/general manager of Tactical Air Munitions for General Dynamics said, “General Dynamics is very pleased to fulfill this critical requirement of providing MK 80 series systems to the U.S. warfighter, and is committed to providing the highest quality combat and training bomb assets.”

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, assembly and pack services for a variety of munitions, tactical missile and rocket programs; and designs and produces shaped charge and penetrator warheads. More information about General Dynamics is available online at

March 19, 2007

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