Options net GDATP $13.2m

General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products have been awarded a $13.2m option from the US Government for production of the MK47 MOD 0 Weapon System.

The award is part of a five-year Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract awarded in June 2006 and brings the total contract value thus far to $46.3m.

The MK47, also known as STRIKER40, is a lightweight grenade launcher capable of firing airbursting munitions.

Its integrated fire control system is said to provide a decisive technological advantage over enemy forces equipped with older crew-served weapons.

Program administration will be conducted at General Dynamics’ Vermont-based BurlingtonTechnologyCenter, with production occurring at General Dynamics’ Saco, Maine, facility.