CARBONDALE, IL – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today announced that the U.S. Army has awarded a contract to General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems in Marion for engineering design and development of medium caliber ammunition. General Dynamics will split the $48.6 million contract with Alliant Techsystems Operations in Minnesota. Bost supported the FY 2021 appropriations request for this contract.

“It is vitally important that our military men and women have the tools needed to carry out their missions and keep Americans safe at home and abroad,” said Rep. Bost. With this contract, General Dynamics will not only be able to support employees in Southern Illinois, but also continue their work to empower and support the U.S. military.”