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Work on M3 Tripod Mounts Not in Ketchikan


January 16, 2008

Ketchikan, Alaska - News and press releases circulating the internet reporting that Cape Fox Corporation of Ketchikan, Alaska, has been awarded an $8,523,776 Defense Department contract to manufacture 12,278 M3 tripod mounts is incorrect according to Ketchikan-based Cape Fox General Manager David Landis. The reports that the work will be performed in Ketchikan is also incorrect.

Virginia-based Cape Fox Professional Services, a parent company, did receive the U.S. Defense Department contract which was awarded on Jan. 10, 2008. The work will be completed back east, not in Ketchikan, Alaska.

The M3 tripod mount is a ground mount for use with the M2 .50 cal. machine gun or the MK19 40mm grenade machine gun. The M3 mount consists of a folding tripod, a pintle, and elevating and traversing mechanism.




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