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General Dynamics awarded four-year ammunition contract by Spanish Army

3rd November 2010 - 16:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The Ministry of Defense of Spain has awarded General Dynamics European Land Systems, through its Spanish subsidiary Santa Barbara 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 euros ($27.9 million) if all options are exercised.

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.

Source: General Dynamics

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