The US Army has awarded a contract to General Dynamics to manufacture M795 projectile metal parts.

Under the $166.7m contract, the company will produce metal parts for the 155mm M795, a high-explosive / high-fragmentation artillery projectile.

The M795 projectile is fired from the M777 and M198 towed howitzers, and the M109A6 Paladin self-propelled howitzer.

Over one million 155mm M795 projectiles have been produced by the company in support of the US Marine Corps’ Indirect Fire mission.

The contract was awarded by the US Army Joint Munitions and Lethality Life-Cycle Management Command (JM&L LCMC) of Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey.