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BALL POWDER Propellant and Solid Propellant

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BALL POWDER Propellant and Solid Propellant

U.S. LEADER IN PROPELLANT TECHNOLOGY

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

The majority of all U.S. military small arms ammunition are loaded with our propellants.

The Leader in BALL POWDER® Propellant for Military Applications

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems’ propellants are qualified for use across small, medium and large-caliber munitions for the U.S. military. Our propellants are also the choice for 60mm, 81mm and 120mm mortar systems. Innovative technologies, such as HDPC (High Density Propelling Charges), and REACH compliant propellants are available for all calibers.

The Leader in BALL POWDER ® Propellant for Commercial Applications

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems’ St. Marks Powder Operations is a leading manufacturer of commercial smokeless powder. From .22 Rimfire Match propellants to clean burning shotshell propellants, to low muzzle flash pistol propellants, there is a complete propellant product line to suit your needs. St. Marks Powder makes over 100 commercial product symbols in rimfire, pistol, shotshell, industrial tool and centerfire rifle applications.

60mm, 81mm and 120mm
Mortar Increments

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems is the leading manufacturer of propellants for U.S. 60mm, 81mm and 120mm Mortar Systems. These propellants are flash-suppressed and clean burning resulting in minimum residue, flash and blast overpressure. The superior flow characteristics of these BALL POWDER® Propellants enhance efficiency and accuracy of loading operations. The combination of low cost and superior performance make our propellants the choice of the U.S. Government.

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Solid Propellant Manufacturing

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems manufactures a wide variety of solid propellants that are qualified for commercial automotive and military applications. Manufacturing ranges from low-medium volumes (50 lb. single batches) to sustained 3,000 lb./week using methods that result in high performance repeatability. Our facility is ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 certified. We also manufactures solid propellants and assembles inflator and gas generators for complex military systems and subsystems.

60mm, 81mm and 120mm Mortar Increments

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems is the leading manufacturer of propellants for U.S. 60mm, 81mm and 120mm Mortar Systems. These propellants are flash-suppressed and clean burning resulting in minimum residue, flash and blast overpressure. The superior flow characteristics of these BALL POWDER® Propellants enhance efficiency and accuracy of loading operations. The combination of low cost and superior performance make our propellants the choice of the U.S. Government.

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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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