General Dynamics guns for US Army

General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products division has been awarded a $6.9m contract modification from US Army Tank Automotive Command to produce M2HB Machine Guns.

This option modifies a contract originally awarded in October 2006, bringing total contract value to date to $27.5m.

The M2HB crew-served 12.7mm machine gun features a rate of fire of over 450 rounds per minute and a maximum effective range of 1,829m.

Production work will be performed at General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products’ Saco, Maine, facility, which has manufactured the M2 Machine Gun since 1979. Programme management will occur at the company’s Burlington, Vermont, facility.