Payload Systems

Delivering Precision Effects for the Warfighter

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems– A leader in the field of warhead and payload design, development, testing and production. Our design, modeling, and test capability is second to none. With decades of design and modeling experience and our own test range, we are able to quickly and efficiently move from requirements analysis to final design.

A proven quality management approach allows us to leverage an extensive supplier base for production operations. We are experienced in working with and managing the full range of facilities and supplier resources associated with manufacturing munitions systems. It is our policy to integrate quality through all phases of the life cycle of our products and services, from identification of market needs to the final satisfaction of customer requirements.

Our system engineering processes guide our development efforts from initial design to production. We have experienced staff in all of the necessary specialty engineering functions:

- Producibility - Maintainability
- Safety - Operational Support
- Reliability - End of Life Disposal
- Manufacturing

Total Solution Provider

- Shaped Charge Warheads
- Fragmenting Warheads
- Fragmenting Bombs
- Deep Earth Penetrators
- Explosively Formed Penetrators (EFPs)
- Kinetic Energy Penetrators
- Rods Payloads

Design & Model

- Computer-aided design
- OTI*HULL Hydrocode
- Finite element analysis
- Systems effectiveness tools
- Lethality analysis
- IM Modeling
- Concrete/soil penetration modeling
- Multiple-hit-dependent damage aerial
- Minefield modeling
- Complex target modeling
- Bomber survivability modeling
- Dispersion pattern modeling Test
- Corporately owned test range - IM testing
- Sled track/gun ranges - Ballistics testing
- Machining and loading - Fully instrumented
- Data analysis

Warhead Production

- Javelin
- Hellfire Blast Frag
- GMLRS
- Excalibur
- ERGM
- BLU-122
- LRLAP
- Advanced Warheads

Quality & Systems Engineering

- ISO 9001:2000 Certified
- ISO14001:2004 Certified
- OHSAS 18001:2002
- CMMI Level 2 Processes 2008
- CMMI Level 3 Processes 2009

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