Thales to Provide Ammunition to US Marine Corps

20 April 2011 (Last Updated April 20th, 2011 18:30)

Thales has been awarded a contract from General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems to provide 120mm rifled mortar ammunition to the US Marine Corps (USMC). The $50m contract, in support of the expeditionary fire support system (EFSS) programme, will provide fire support capability f

Thales has been awarded a contract from General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems to provide 120mm rifled mortar ammunition to the US Marine Corps (USMC).

The $50m contract, in support of the expeditionary fire support system (EFSS) programme, will provide fire support capability from amphibious ships, CH-53 helicopters and MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft.

The EFSS system has been deployed recently to support USMC combat operations in Afghanistan.