This article is included in these additional categories:

Ammunition | Contracts - Awards | General Dynamics | Other Corporation | Training & Exercises | USA

Up to $80.7M for Light Cannon Practice Ammo (Updated)

For more on this and other stories, please consider purchasing a membership.
If you are already a subscriber, login to your account.
The U.S. Army Field Support Command, Rock Island, IL recently issued a series of firm-fixed-price target practice ammunition contracts. The 25mm cartridges are used in a number of weapon systems, including the M242 chain guns of the M2/M3 Bradley Infantry fighting Vehicle. The AH-64 Apache helicopter, meanwhile, carries a 30mm M230 chain gun and the M788 is its practice cartridge. The total value of all three contracts was $26.5 million.

One Source: Hundreds of programs; Thousands of links, photos, and analyses

DII brings a complete collection of articles with original reporting and research, and expert analyses of events to your desktop – no need for multiple modules, or complex subscriptions. All supporting documents, links, & appendices accompany each article.


  • Save time
  • Eliminate your blind spots
  • Get the big picture, quickly
  • Keep up with the important facts
  • Stay on top of your projects or your competitors


  • Coverage of procurement and doctrine issues
  • Timeline of past and future program events
  • Comprehensive links to other useful resources