Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania
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Cartwright Announces $301.6 Million Military Contract to be shared by General Dynamics and Medico Industries

Feb 2, 2015
Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of the Army has awarded a military contract valued at $301,640,000 to Scranton’s General Dynamics plant, and Medico Industries, Wilkes-Barre Township.

This contract provides for manufacture, assemblage, inspection, packaging and delivery of 155mm artillery M795 metal parts assemblies.  The M795 155mm projectile is the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps' standard high explosive (HE) projectile for howitzer artillery.  The M795 is designed to be a more lethal, longer range version of the M107.

“I congratulate both General Dynamics and Medico Industries on their procurement of this multimillion dollar contract and commend both facilities for the vital role they play in providing our combat men and women with the necessary equipment to protect our nation from harm,” said Rep. Cartwright, a member of the Congressional Defense Communities Caucus, a bipartisan group of congressional members meant to address issues important to the defense community.  “Both General Dynamics and Medico Industries have a reputation for producing high-quality defense equipment, and have provided our local community with much needed jobs.”

The manufacturing of the equipment will be performed at the Scranton Army Ammunition Plant and the Medico Industries facility in Wilkes-Barre Township with an estimated completion date of January 30, 2020.