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July 1, 2009, 11:52 AM
Saco plant wins contracts for grenade launchers
Submitted By The Associated Press
on Wednesday, Jul. 1 at 11:31 am

SACO -- The Army has awarded a $10 million contract extension to General Dynamics for MK19 grenade launchers to be built in Saco.

General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products says deliveries of the weapons are expected to begin next year and extend through July 2012.

The Saco plant produces single- and multi-barrel weapons used by aircraft and by soldiers. The division's engineering center is located in Burlington, Vt.

ZThe MK19 is capable of firing 400 grenades a minute. Jeffrey Gramse, gun systems program manager, calls it an essential weapon for the U.S. armed forces.

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