General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products has received $7.1 million as part of a $63.8 million sole-source contract for the continued development of the XM307 Advanced Crew-Served Weapon (ACSW) system.

This award, from the U.S. Army’s Product Manager Crew-Served Weapons and Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command – Armament Research, Development, and Engineering Center at Picatinny Arsenal in New Jersey, extends the scope of work through December 2004 and funds the continued maturation of the weapon, additional ammunition testing, and fire control improvements under the Advanced Technology Demonstration contract.

The XM307 ACSW is two-man portable weapon system. Its family of airburst and armor-piercing ammunition, combined with a target acquisition fire control sight developed by Raytheon, make the weapon effective against lightly armored vehicles and targets protected by barricades.

General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products performs system integration and weapon development at its Burlington, VT, facility. The family of ammunition is being developed by General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems in Marion, IL.

Based in Charlotte, General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products is a division of Falls Church, VA-based General Dynamics. The company designs, develops and produces high-performance armament systems, composite-based products, biological and chemical detection systems, and mobile shelter systems.

General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products: www.gdatp.com