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 Post subject: GD to supply GAU-19/B Gatling guns for US Army
New postPosted: 30 Jan 2012, 07:03 
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General Dynamics (GD) Armament and Technical Products has been awarded a contract for the production and supply of more than two dozen GAU-19/B Gatling gun systems for installation on US Army helicopters.

Under the contract, the company will also provide field support, spare parts and logistics support to the army. Currently fielded on the US armed forces' aircraft, ground vehicles and ships, the .50-calibre GAU-19/B is a lighter version of the GAU-19/A three-barrel heavy machine gun. The weapon offers quick reaction and greater firepower against light vehicles and ground forces when mounted on armoured personnel carriers (APCs) or utility vehicles including the High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV). When fielded as a secondary armament on larger weapon systems, the gun provides protection against close-in ground threats and air defence capability.

General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products armament systems vice-president and general manager Steve Elgin said: "The new GAU-19/B gun provides the same superior firepower as the GAU-19/A system in a significantly lighter package, which easily integrates aboard existing platforms and expands the war-fighter's performance envelope."

Production work will be carried out at the company's facility in Saco, Maine, US, while programme management will be handled by its Williston Technology Center in Williston, Vermont, US. Deliveries under the $7.3m contract will take place in February 2012 followed by installation on the helicopters.

Currently, about 250 GAU-19/A systems are installed on the US Army's OH-58D Kiowa helicopter and on its new armed reconnaissance helicopter, as well as on the US Marine Corps' Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft. The guns are also in service with the armed forces of Columbia, Mexico, Japan and Oman.


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 Post subject: Re: GD to supply GAU-19/B Gatling guns for US Army
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... my guess is that they'll also be incorporated on the new AH-6

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 Post subject: Re: GD to supply GAU-19/B Gatling guns for US Army
New postPosted: 21 Mar 2012, 13:39 
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Appearently good money in that:
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General Dynamics CEO awarded $3.6 million bonus for 2011
Washington Business Journal by Jill R. Aitoro, Senior Staff Reporter
Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 9:42am EDT

Jill R. Aitoro
Senior Staff Reporter - Washington Business Journal
General Dynamics paid more than $7 million in bonuses to top executives in 2011, nearly half of which went to CEO Jay Johnson, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Specifically, Johnson was paid $3.6 million on March 7, according to the Tuesday filing. The chief financial officer and executive vice president of information systems and technology were each paid $1 million, while the executive president of combat systems and senior vice president of planning and development received $905,000 and $775,000 in bonuses respectively.

According to the company's 2011 proxy statement, Johnson earned a total of $13.75 million, which included bonus payments as well as $1.4 million in salary, $3 million in stock awards, and nearly $6 million in option awards.


Source: http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/b ... =e_article

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 Post subject: Re: GD to supply GAU-19/B Gatling guns for US Army
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Wasnt Dillon making them before?


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 Post subject: Re: GD to supply GAU-19/B Gatling guns for US Army
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Dillon does the 7.62mm guns, these are more of their bigger brother.

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 Post subject: Re: GD to supply GAU-19/B Gatling guns for US Army
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WinstonWolf wrote:
...my guess is that they'll also be incorporated on the new AH-6...

I don't know....to my eye that looks like the AH-6i...I could be wrong...:)

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 Post subject: Re: GD to supply GAU-19/B Gatling guns for US Army
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WinstonWolf wrote:
...my guess is that they'll also be incorporated on the new AH-6...


I don't know....to my eye that looks like the AH-6i...I could be wrong...:)


The "i" designation typically isn't assigned until an export designation is in negotiation or contracted


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 Post subject: Re: GD to supply GAU-19/B Gatling guns for US Army
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WinstonWolf wrote:
...my guess is that they'll also be incorporated on the new AH-6...


I don't know....to my eye that looks like the AH-6i...I could be wrong...:)


The "i" designation typically isn't assigned until an export designation is in negotiation or contracted


ok...ok...ok...:)....but when is the next plant tour? World class walk through Winston...I want back...:)

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... Saturday. Wanna go?


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... Saturday. Wanna go?


YES!!!!! Can I bring the M-134 maker that's not named Mike? I am not sure of his schedule, but YES!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: GD to supply GAU-19/B Gatling guns for US Army
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... Saturday. Wanna go?


YES!!!!! Can I bring the M-134 maker that's not named Mike? I am not sure of his schedule, but YES!!!!



... Sure

Let's shoot for a 10AM meet near facility, out noonish

Anyone else wanna go, PM me


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 Post subject: Re: GD to supply GAU-19/B Gatling guns for US Army
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WinstonWolf wrote:
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WinstonWolf wrote:
... Saturday. Wanna go?


YES!!!!! Can I bring the M-134 maker that's not named Mike? I am not sure of his schedule, but YES!!!!



... Sure

Let's shoot for a 10AM meet near facility, out noonish

Anyone else wanna go, PM me


I'm in...thanks man!

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