General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products has won contracts valued at $26.6 million to produce reactive armour and a 40mm Grenade Machine Gun system.
The US Army’s TACOM/ARDEC Picatinny Arsenal has placed an order worth $19.4 million for the production of 56 reactive armour vehicle sets and 170 partial sets for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle.
With reactive armour, the Bradley is better able to withstand a direct hit from a variety of anti-armour munitions, including shoulder-fired rocket propelled grenades. Work will be completed by January 30, 2004.
In a separate contract, valued at $7.2 million, US Special Operations Command has ordered the STRIKER 40 (MK47) 40mm Grenade Machine Gun system.
According to General Dynamics, the all-weather STRIKER 40’s integrated gun, sight and fire control system is more accurate than any previously fielded grenade launcher.