Armor-Piercing Rounds

  • An A-10 Thunderbolt II with the 74th Fighter Squadron sits on the flightline at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar on Jan. 16, 2020. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. John Wilkes)


Aerojet Ordnance Tennessee, Inc. (AOT), a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne, is an industry leader in the production of high performance specialty metal components for defense, aerospace, and commercial products.

AOT produces the ammunition penetrator for the A-10 Thunderbolt’s GAU-8/A gun, the 30mm Armor-Piercing round, PGU-14B.

PGU-14B has proven capabilities against armored targets, essential to providing aerial protection and support for ground forces. The A-10 Thunderbolt II is known for its maneuverability at low air speeds and altitude.