General Dynamics: Production of Cluster Munitions

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, a subsidiary of General Dynamics,
classifies itself as a world leader in munition dispensing which includes the dispensing systems for the Sensor Fuzed Weapon cluster bomb.[1]
Furthermore, General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems (GDO&TS) is a subcontractor for the CBU-87/B with the BLU-97 submunition.[2] This is a cluster bomb which is widely used in conflicts including those in Iraq, Kosovo and Serbia.
According to IHS Jane’s, the company also markets the M2001 155mm cluster munition produced by Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) in South Africa.[3]




[2] IHS Jane’s Weapons Air Launched 2012-2013.

[3] Jane’s Ammunition Handbook 2011-2012

Affected topics
  • Controversial Weapons
Affected norms and standards Directly and indirectly (through shareholding) involved companies Indirect investors through shareholding

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