General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems has been awarded a $44m modification to an existing contract for production of small-calibre ammunition by the US Army Field Support Command.

This award is the third delivery order executed under this systems contract for a cumulative total of $500m.

This delivery order is for the production of 5.56mm, 7.62mm and .50 calibre 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- calibre ammunition producers whose purpose is to respond to the US Defense Department's needs for small-calibre ammunition.