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.
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."