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US Army Awards General Dynamics $218M Artillery Production Task Order

M1128 projectile facility

US Army Awards General Dynamics $218M Artillery Production Task Order

The U.S. Army has awarded General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems a $218 million task order to expand the production of 155-millimeter M1128 projectiles.

Awarded under a $974 million contract, the task order provides funds for a Load, Assemble and Pack facility in Camden, Arkansas, GD said Monday

The installation is expected to utilize air-cooling technology to enhance the 155mm projectile LAP process and ecologically safer methods to minimize hazardous waste.

The Army also selected American Ordnance to build M1128 rounds. American Ordnance and GD-OTS have until Sept. 26, 2028, to complete the work.

GD-OTS recently secured a $1.48 billion contract to establish an M795 LAP facility capable of making 20,000 rounds per month. The company inherited the task through its acquisition of Medico in 2020.

Medico’s contract dates back to 2019 and was worth $219 million.

Combined with the M1128 installation, GD-OTS is expected to produce 50,000 artillery rounds a month by 2025.