General Dynamics has formed a joint venture with a German defense and security technology firm to deliver tank ammunition in U.S. and international markets, the company announced Thursday.
Michael Wilson, president of ordnance and tactical systems, said his company and Rheinmetall Defence have worked together for nearly 10 years.
Defense Munitions International LLC will develop and produce 120-millimeter ammunition for tanks.
Certain types of ammunition and practice rounds are not covered under the joint venture.
DMI will also develop advanced multi-purpose ammunition to supplement Rheinmetall“™s DM 11 cartridge, recently used by the U.S. Marine Corps. in Afghanistan.
The Army recently selected General Dynamics to provide long lead materials for M1A2S tank production and conversion under a $19 million contract issued in early March.