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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by mcdonl, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. mcdonl

    mcdonl Senior Member

    Nov 24, 2008
    Southern Maine
    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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