$7.3M for Helicopter Machinegun Mounts
FN Herstal, S.A. in Herstal, Belgium received a $7.3 million modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract in return for 334 GAU-21 Left Hand and Right Hand Medium Window Pintle Connections for the CH-53D and CH-53E heavy-lift helicopters used by the US Marines. The GAU-21 is also known as the M3M, and is a .50 caliber machine gun manufactured by FN Herstal; it is typically mounted on the CH-53’s rear ramp.
Work will be performed in Johnstown, PA (72%) and Liege, Belgium (28%) and is expected to be complete in June 2009. The Naval Air Systems Command at Patuxent River, MD issued the contract (N00019-06-C-0092).