Saco Defense to Build $100 Million Worth of Guns for Army
08/27/2009 12:32 PM EST
The contract to build M2 flex machine guns was awarded to Saco Defense's parent company, General Dynamics, but the guns will be manufactured in Saco.
The U.S. Army has awarded General Dynamics a $100 million to build M2 flex machine guns. That's according to Maine Sen. Susan Collins, who says the guns will be manufactured at the company's plant in Saco, Saco Defense.
"The Army continues to look to Saco Defense for state-of-the-art quality equipment on which our service members rely," Collins says in a statement. "I applaud the men and women of Saco Defense as they, once again, work to supply our troops with the very best arms and equipment," said Senator Collins.
The Saco plant has delivered more than 35,000 M2 machine guns to the U.S. government since 1979, according to General Dynamics. Collins says the latest contract is expected to be completed by April of 2012.