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Army contracts for GD MACS technologies

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 22 (UPI) -- General Dynamics has been contracted by the U.S. Army to deliver its Modular Artillery Charge System munitions technologies.

U.S. company General Dynamics said its Armament and Technical Products business unit was awarded the contract from the Army Joint Munitions and Lethality Contracting Center.

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Under the approximately $35 million deal, General Dynamics will deliver its Load, Assemble and Pack system of the M231 and M232A1 MACS. Officials said the MACS provides combustible cartridge cases for 155mm artillery used by the Army to support training and operations.

"The MACS program is a valuable munitions system for U.S. war fighters because it eliminates the need to measure artillery powder and dispose of unused charges," Russ Klein, General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products vice president and general manager of weapon systems, said in a statement.

"We are proud to provide the necessary tools for success on the battlefield."

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