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Army modifies deal for M2HB machine guns

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army has modified a contract with General Dynamics for the company to supply additional heavy-barrel machine guns.

U.S. company General Dynamics said its Armament and Technical Products business unit was awarded the contract from the Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command. Under the approximately $28 million contract modification, General Dynamics will supply the Army with an additional order of its M2HB machine guns.

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Officials said the contract modification brings the total order of General Dynamics' M2HB machine guns to more than $100 million.

"Our M2's accuracy, durability and versatility make it ideal for offensive and defensive operations," Dean Gagnon, General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products gun-systems senior program manager, said in a statement.

"It's a belt-fed, recoil-operated, air-cooled, crew-served weapon capable of right- or left-hand feed."

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