With more than 50 years of experience in weapon systems production, Saco Operations has a solid reputation and proud heritage in precision machining, assembly and processing. Today, Saco offers the skilled work force and specialized technology to provide customers with a full scope of production capabilities, from design and development to procurement, manufacturing, testing and integration.
As part of General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products’ Armament Systems group, Saco Operations is the business’s core production facility for single and multi-barrel aircraft and crew-served weapon systems, including the GAU19-B .50 caliber three-barrel and the GAU22/A 25mm four-barrel Gatling guns, MK47 40mm grenade weapon system and the M2A1 .50 caliber machine gun. As a key developer of next-generation weapon systems, Saco Operations portfolio of products consistently meets the demands of today’s evolving military needs.
Located in Saco, Maine, Saco Operations houses more than 450,000 square feet of state-of-the art manufacturing space. Key processes include hot and cold-rotary forging, CNC (Computer Numeric Control) precision machining, hard chrome plating, assembly, broaching, deep-hole drilling, painting, manganese phosphating, welding, engineering, heat treating, parts inspection and CMM (computerized-coordinate measuring) inspection. Testing capabilities include dimensional verification, non-destructive testing and test firing for product assurance.