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