Product Manager Large Caliber(PdM LC) is responsible for life cycle management, including research, development, production, and fielding, testing, and environmental impacts for large caliber direct fire ammunition (50mm, 105mm and 120mm) for the Army and Marine Corps. Platforms supported include the Abrams Tank, Stryker Mobile Gun System, and the emerging Next Generation Combat Vehicle program.
Two of the programs managed by PdM LC are Acquisition Category III (ACAT III), the 120mm M829A4 Advanced Kinetic Energy round, and an emerging ACAT III, the 120mm Advanced Multipurpose Round. Both are complex munitions that have high level Army, Department of Defense and Congressional interest.
PdM LC affects technology base priorities through coordination with Army Futures Command (AFC) subordinate centers and coordinates with Security Assistance for Foreign Military Sales (FMS).