General Dynamics set to make barrel-conversion kits

The US Army Joint Munitions and Lethality Life Cycle Management Command has awarded General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products an order valued at approximately $35m to manufacture M2A1 quick change barrel (QCB) conversion kits.

The QCB conversion kits feature several direct replacement parts to modify existing M2 heavy barrel (M2HB) machine guns to the M2A1 configuration.

Deliveries are scheduled to begin in January 2011 and will continue until December 2012.