General Dynamics Awarded Four-year Ammunition Contract by Spanish Army

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Thursday 04 November 2010, 10:13 AM

 
General Dynamics Awarded Four-year Ammunition Contract by Spanish Army
 
 

VIENNA – The Ministry of Defense of Spain has awarded General Dynamics European Land Systems, through its Spanish subsidiary Santa Bárbara Sistemas S.A., a four-year contract for the supply of 5,56x45 mm NATO ammunition for the Spanish Army, Air Force and Navy. The contract has a maximum potential value of approximately €20 million ($27.9 million) if all options are exercised.


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The 5,56x45mm ammunition, officially referred to as “5.56 NATO,” is the standard ammunition for the armed forces of all NATO members and many other countries around the world. The ammunition will be manufactured in Palencia, in the center of Spain.

With this contract, General Dynamics European Land Systems Santa Barbara Sistemas reaffirms its leadership in Spain as manufacturer of small- and medium-caliber ammunition.

General Dynamics European Land Systems, headquartered in Vienna, Austria, is a business unit of General Dynamics and conducts its business through four European operating sites located in Spain, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. With more than 3,150 highly skilled technical employees, General Dynamics European Land Systems companies design, manufacture and deliver to global customers land systems, including wheeled (PIRANHA, PANDUR, DURO, EAGLE), tracked (ASCOD), and amphibious vehicles and bridging systems (M3, IRB, REBS), and other military goods

 

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