General Dynamics to supply improved weaponry

General Dynamics has received a $49 million contract from Boeing to produce the Trainable Gun Mount System (TGMS) for the AC-130U Force Structure Enhancement Program.

General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products has received a $49 million contract from Boeing to produce the Trainable Gun Mount System (TGMS) for the AC-130U Force Structure Enhancement Program.

General Dynamics will manufacture trainable gun mount systems for the conversion of four C-130H2 aircraft into AC-130U gunships.

Each system consists of two gun mounts, a loader weapon control panel, and an ammunition storage and handling system.

The gunship’s dual, trainable gun mounts enable the aircraft to simultaneously aim at two targets up to a kilometre apart. All work will be performed in Goleta, California.