General Dynamics wins demilitarisation contract

Defence-industry contractor General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems has been awarded a $37m (£22.8m) contract from the US Army Contracting Command, Rock Island, Ill, for demilitarisation of munitions.

The total potential value of the contract is $163m over five years if all options are exercised.

Under the contract, General Dynamics will demilitarise eight munitions ranges including High Explosive (HE) bombs, Improved Conventional Munitions (ICM), fuses, Explosive D bombs and ammunition ranging for 25mm to 106mm calibres.