30mm GAU-8/A Ammunition by General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems

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General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems
11399 16th Court North, Suite 200
Saint Petersburg, Florida 33716

The’ 30mm x 173 GAU-8/A ammunition has combat-proven performance against all targets, including tanks, armored and light vehicles.


PGU-13/B – High Explosive Incendiary (HEI): Provides fragmentation and incendiary effects for use against personnel, trucks, ammunition storage, and many other targets.


PGU-14/B – Armor Piercing Incendiary (API): The high density penetrator provides excellent armor penetration capability and after-armor effects against tanks and armored personnel carriers.


PGU-15/B – Target Practice (TP): A ballistically matched, low-cost TP cartridge for use in training, weapons testing, and aircraft systems checkout.




- Not only combat effective, but cost effective, the PGU-15/B is the lowest cost target practice cartridge of this caliber in the world.

- The 30mm x 173 family has been used in the GAU-8/A Gatling Gun, the Goalkeeper CIWS, and the Bushmaster II. Derivatives of the 30mm X 173 GAU 8/A family have been developed and qualified by General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems for use in the 30mm Mauser Model F Gun Systems.

- The PGU-15/B TP round is ballistically matched to thePGU-14/B API and PGU-13/B HEI for cost-effective training for Goalkeeper and other 30mm X173 cartridges.


For over a century, our customers have been receiving more than a product. General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems provides quality, service, reliability, performance and technology development. In fact, we are the U.S. leader in multi-purpose and kinetic energy medium caliber ammunition technology. Our medium caliber research and development programs push the state-ofthe-art in ballistics, performance and cost effectiveness in production.

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Description: 30mm GAU-8/A Ammunition