GD To Make Hog Ammo

The Air Force has commissioned General Dynamics to assemble ammunition for the GAU-8A 30 millimeter cannons of the force’s A-10 Warthog fleet, which are exceling at providing close air support to troops in both Iraq and Afghanistan. According to an Illinois radio news station, the General Dynamics plant in Marion, Ill., will produce $4.3 million worth of ammunition for the aircraft in an agreement which will be approved this week.