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General Dynamics Awarded $44 Million U.S. Army Contract for Small-Caliber Ammunition

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a $44 million modification to an existing contract for production of small-caliber ammunition by the U.S. Army Field Support Command, Rock Island, Ill. This award is the third delivery order executed under this systems contract for a cumulative total of $500 million.

This delivery order is for the production of 5.56mm, 7.62mm and .50 caliber small-arms cartridges to replenish stockpiles used in training and expended during combat operations. General Dynamics serves as the systems integrator coordinating supply-chain management of a consortium of small-caliber ammunition producers whose purpose is to respond to the U.S. Defense Department’s needs for small-caliber ammunition.

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 on General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical is available online at

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, employs approximately 82,600 people worldwide and had 2006 revenues of $24.1 billion. The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies. More information about the company is available online at

July 5, 2007
Contact: Laurie VanBrocklin
Tel: (727) 578-8187

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