Following a significant 2021 milestone of delivering its eight millionth M67 hand grenade physique meeting, Aerojet Rocketdyne’s specialty steel supplier, Aerojet Ordnance Tennessee (AOT), has been awarded a five-year contract by Day & Zimmermann (D&Z) to ship further assemblies for the U.S. Military. The bottom yr contract requires the manufacture and supply of greater than 200,000 fragmentation hand grenade physique assemblies. That is the primary yr of a five-year effort. The M67 grenade is a fragmentation hand grenade utilized by america navy. The M67 hand grenade is used to complement small arms fireplace towards enemies in shut fight. The two.5-inch diameter metal sphere comprises 6.5 ounces of excessive explosives and is fitted with a fuze that initiates the explosive cost.

“D&Z has been proud to companion with AOT for a few years in delivering the best high quality grenades to our warfighters and allies. The 2 firms have an extended custom of working properly collectively, and D&Z appears ahead to persevering with this partnership with this contract,” said Michael Yoh, president of D&Z’s Munitions and Authorities Division.


“AOT has been the only provider of M67 hand grenade physique assemblies for greater than 20 years. The members of the Aerojet Rocketdyne workforce who manufacture these hand grenade our bodies, and different specialty steel elements at AOT, are pleased with their position defending our warfighters,” mentioned Eileen P. Drake, Aerojet Rocketdyne CEO and president.

Aerojet Rocketdyne is a provider of M67 hand grenade physique assemblies to the U.S. Authorities. (Photograph by Aerojet Rocketdyne)

Based in 1901, Day & Zimmermann is a family-owned firm with a workforce of over 51,000 specializing in development and engineering, staffing and protection options for main companies and governments world wide. Working from greater than 150 worldwide areas with 2.7 billion USD in income, Day & Zimmermann is presently ranked as one of many largest personal firms within the U.S. by Forbes. Headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, our first work was to develop “Betterment Stories” that helped modernize American factories. At present, we’re nonetheless within the enterprise of betterment and our imaginative and prescient is: “To Speed up the Subsequent Technology of Innovation,” by placing folks to work, defending American freedoms and serving to our clients energy and enhance the world.

AOT is an business chief within the manufacturing of specialty steel elements for protection, aerospace and business merchandise. AOT has quite a few superior specialty steel capabilities, together with: powder metallurgy, main steel processing, steel casting, warmth therapy, computer-aided machining, forging and swaging. The specialty steel merchandise produced by the corporate have been confirmed on the battlefield, on the golf course, in house, in high-performance racing, and in Olympic occasions. Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc., is a world-recognized aerospace and protection chief that gives propulsion methods and energetics to the house, missile protection and strategic methods, and tactical methods areas, in assist of home and worldwide clients.

U.S. Marine Corps training instructor demonstrates to Marines with 3d Landing Support Battalion, 3d MLG, the proper deployment of an M67 Fragmentation Grenade on Range 30, Okinawa, Japan
U.S. Marine Corps coaching teacher demonstrates to Marines with 3d Touchdown Assist Battalion, 3d MLG, the right deployment of an M67 Fragmentation Grenade on Vary 30, Okinawa, Japan. (U.S. Marine Corps photograph by Lance Cpl. Courtney A. Robertson)