General Dynamics to supply 120mm IM HE-T tank ammunition to Iraq

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems (GD-OTS) has been awarded a  contract to supply 120mm insensitive munition high explosive with tracer (120mm IM HE-T) tank ammunition cartridges to Iraq.

The value of the firm-fixed-price foreign military sales (FMS) contract, awarded by the U.S. Army Contracting Command , is $93 million.

According to the statement from the U.S. Department of Defense, the work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Oct. 26, 2022.

120MM IM HE-T

The 120mm IM HE-T is a High Explosive Cartridge that provides the armor forces with an improved infantry support capability.

It will compliment the tank’s current main gun ammunition with an IM compliant full bore HE warhead capable of defeating a target set that includes bunkers, fortifications, light armor and personnel.

The two-mode hand-settable fuze allows the tank commander to select a point detonating (PD) function for maximum fragmentation/blast, or a delay function for detonation after target penetration.



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