More automatic ammunition-handling on Stryker for Meggitt
Meggitt Defence Systems has won another 80 automatic 105 mm ammunition replenisher systems for the M1128 Stryker Mobile Gun System (MGS) worth around $11.5 million. Developed under contract to General Dynamics Land Systems, over 100 systems including spares, support, and reset have been delivered since 2004.
The Stryker MGS replenisher, which holds ten 105 mm rounds in the vehicle’s hull and automatically transfers ammunition into the ready magazine in the turret, has seen extensive combat duty in Iraq since its deployment in 2006. Greg Hill, Director of Meggitt’s ammunition handling system business area team, said, “We are proud to be part of GDLS’ Stryker team and the combat record we have helped build with our system.”
The equipment will be manufactured at Meggitt’s facility in Irvine, California.
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Fiona Greig at Meggitt PLC on +44 (0) 7939 01414 or e-mail email@example.com
- Meggitt Defence Systems, a Meggitt group company, specialises in the design, development and production of ammunition-handling, environmental control and training systems. Its products are found on many of the world’s leading military platforms including the Abrams main battle tank, Stryker Mobile Gun System, the F-16 Falcon, the F/A-18 Hornet, AC-130 Spectre Gunship, and the AH-64D Apache Attack Helicopter.
- The Meggitt group, headquartered in the UK, designs and makes high performance components and systems for aerospace and defence but applies its core sensing and controls technologies to land and marine-based gas turbines and the medical, mainstream industrial, test engineering and transportation sectors. Meggitt’s sensing systems division covers aerospace and industrial condition-monitoring, high-performance sensing, air data management and avionics. The aerospace equipment division encompasses wheels and brakes and anti-skid systems, thermal management systems (environmental control and ice protection), fluid control, fire, overheat and smoke detection and polymer and composite seals. The group’s defence systems businesses cover training systems (live and virtual fire) and combat support (ammunition-handling, environmental control and countermeasure launch and recovery). The group’s key customers include Agusta Westland, Airbus, BAE Systems, Boeing, EADS General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Rolls-Royce, Siemens, the UK Ministry of Defence and US Department of Defense. The group employs c. 8,000 people across 34 operating companies.