General Dynamics wins ammunition contracts

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems has been awarded two contracts, together worth more than $14m (£9m), for the production of 30mm M789 High Explosive Dual Purpose (HEDP) ammunition and Phase III development of 25mm scalable fuze technology for the Picatinny Arsenal military research and manufacturing facility in New Jersey.

The 30mm M789 HEDP is the primary tactical round of the Apache AH-64 helicopter, widely used in Iraq and Afghanistan operations.