General Dynamics’ (NYSE: GD) Ordnance and Tactical Systems business secured a $32.5 million contract for 30mm ammunition from the U.S. Army Contracting Command in Rock Island, Ill.
According to the firm, “the PGU-13 is a high-explosive incendiary (HEI) round, predominately used in air-to-ground and close-air support by the Air Force’s A-10 Thunderbolt attack aircraft. Fired from the A-10’s 30mm GAU-8 Avenger cannon, the PGU-13 provides incendiary effects against an array of targets. The ammunition has been extensively used in operations in both Iraq and Afghanistan.”
“The PGU-13 has been widely used in combat operations since Desert Storm, demonstrating excellent performance and reliability with A-10’s cannon, ” said Tim McAuliffe, vice president and general manager of medium-caliber ammunition. “This is the first production of the PGU-13 in over 20 years to replenish critical levels in the Air Force’s inventory.”‘