Propellants, Propelling Charges, Gas Generators and Deployment Systems


General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems is provide high quality, high performance propellants and propelling Charges for munitions spanning from small to large-caliber munitions. Our trademark BALL POWDER® Propellant is used in the majority of military munitions and commercial products. We provide propulsion systems for Missile Guidance for military applications and Dispensing Systems for both military and commercial applications

BALL POWDER® Propellants

U.S. Leader in Propellant Technology

Few defense companies can claim a pedigree as distinguished as that of General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems. Quality propellants have been supplied to the armed forces of the United States and its allies since 1914. We continue the legacy as a U.S. leader in propellant technology, currently offering over 200 types of propellants.

When Every Shot Counts,
Trust the Leader in Propellant Technology

Artillery Propelling Charges

Modular Artillery Charge System (MACS) and
M203A1 Artillery Propelling Charges

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems produces both Modular and Bag charges for 155mm artillery applications including the M231/M232A1 Modular Charge System (MACS) and the M203A1 Bag Charge. Our propelling products are high-quality and cost-effective solutions built on decades of manufacturing knowledge and expertise.

Gas Generators and Deployment Systems

Experience and Expertise in Manufacturing Gas Generators, Missile Starter Cartridges
and Inflation Systems

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems has a long legacy of experience in the design, testing, and fabrication of solid propellants gas generators, missile guidance starter cartridges and associated dispensing/ejection systems for military and aerospace applications.

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems developed some of the original air bag technologies that are currently used in automobiles including non-toxic solid propellants, gas generators and inflators. This technology has been successfully applied to other platforms including helicopter crew compartments, torpedo recovery systems, sonars and impact attenuation systems.

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General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems is a global aerospace and defense company. We are a committed to providing the U.S. military and its allies with an extensive range of overarching products that provide a cutting-edge advantage to our war fighters. A General Dynamics Company.

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