General Dynamics acquires EBV Explosives

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Falls Church-based defense contractor General Dynamics has bought EBV Explosives Environmental Co., a leader in demilitarization and disposal of munitions.

EBV, which is based in Joplin, Missouri, will become part of General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems. The business unit is based in St. Petersburg, Fla.

“EBV’s unique capabilities and experience expand our munitions-related portfolio, and strengthen our position as a systems contractor for demilitarization,” Michael S. Wilson, president of General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, said in a statement. “This acquisition is a strategic step in meeting our long-term customer-service objective of providing a broad array of demilitarization and related services.”

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