General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems provides a complete range of capabilities from prototyping through full rate production of penetrator warheads and components made from 4340 steel and other specialty alloys. We can manufacture from 1,000-lb. penetrator warheads to larger cases such as the BLU-109 2,000 lb. penetrator bomb.
Our Metallurgy Department, led by a Ph.D. Metallurgical Engineer, can provide recommendations on material chemistry and heat-treating to achieve the metallurgical properties needed to meet weapon performance requirements. Using the latest technology in computer aided design tools our team of experienced engineers can assist customers in making best value trade-offs between warhead design characteristics and manufacturing cost.
State-of-the-art 5-axis CNC machining centers are used for warhead case turning and milling. Networked statistical process controls are being deployed for critical manufacturing operations to assure consistent product conformity. Our Quality engineers, teamed with our metallurgists and manufacturing engineers, assure that tight process controls, strict configuration management, and quality-monitoring techniques are consistently employed. From penetrator warhead advanced development to production by the thousands, General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems is ready to meet its customer's needs for penetrator warheads.