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sculker 05-15-2008 05:34 PM

General Dynamics to develop machine gun system
 
General Dynamics to develop machine gun system

2008 The Associated Press
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. General Dynamics Corp.'s Armament and Technical Products unit said Wednesday that it received a contract to develop a lightweight .50-caliber machine gun weapon system.

The $9 million contract from the U.S. Army Joint Munition and Lethality Life Cycle Management Command will fund development of the gun and system components such as the tripod, vehicle adapter assembly and blank firing adapter.

The new system has significantly less recoil and is lighter than current weapons, making them easier to carry and more accurate, the company said.

Production and fabrication work will take place at the General Dynamics unit's facility in Saco, Maine, with development work to be done at its technology center in Burlington, Vt., the company said.

General Dynamics shares rose 92 cents to $93.83 in morning trading.

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/fn/5778934.html

Dillinger 05-15-2008 05:50 PM

Cool.

The more weapons in the hands of the good guys, the better.

JD

Doug1627 05-15-2008 05:54 PM

Awesome, Can't wait to see some pics!

hillbilly68 05-15-2008 10:34 PM

Looking forward to seeing what they come up with as improvements over the M2. Hope they at least solve the headspace and timing manual requirement. Not sure how "light weight" you can make a belt fed cal 50 but we'll see! :cool:

ScottG 05-16-2008 12:46 AM

I can't wait to see the civilian semi-auto version! There will be one, right??? :p

Chance_P 05-16-2008 04:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ScottG (Post 24166)
I can't wait to see the civilian semi-auto version! There will be one, right??? :p

haha. that would be awesome.

Quigs 05-19-2008 11:34 PM

I would like a lighter .50 cal...Its a pain when you try to move it with the barrel on it.


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