Aerojet Ordnance Tennessee Delivers Seven Millionth M67 Hand Grenade Body Assembly
"We take great pride in providing our warfighters with affordable and reliable munitions and specialty metal components to help protect our nation and its allies," said
The M67 hand grenade is used to supplement small arms fire against enemies in close combat. The 2.5-inch diameter steel sphere contains 6.5 ounces of high explosives and is fitted with a fuze that initiates the explosive charge. AOT produces the M67 hand grenade body assemblies at its facility located in
"Passing this significant production milestone would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of the men and women who make up the AOT team," said AOT General Manager
AOT is an industry leader in the development and production of specialty metal components for munitions, commercial products and sporting goods. AOT has numerous advanced specialty metal capabilities, including: powder metallurgy, primary metal processing, metal casting, heat treatment, computer-aided machining, forging and swaging. The specialty metal products produced by the company have been proven on the battlefield, on the golf course, in space, in high-performance racing, and in Olympic events.
Glenn Mahone, Aerojet Rocketdyne, 202-302-9941 Glenn.Mahone@Rocket.com
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