General Dynamics, American Ordnance to compete for $994M contract to produce 155 mm rounds

By Dan Schere / February 16, 2023 at 11:30 AM

The Army plans to award $993.8 million in firm fixed-price contract orders for the production of 155 mm rounds, according to a contract notice posted Wednesday.

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems and American Ordnance will compete for each order of the contract, according to the notice. It has an estimated completion date of Feb. 14, 2028.

Wednesday’s announcement comes shortly after the Army awarded $522.3 million worth of orders to produce 155 mm artillery munitions as part of the continuing effort to help Ukraine in its war with Russia.

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said earlier this week while in Brussels that he expects Ukraine to launch an offensive sometime in the spring.