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ATK Awarded $86 Million Contract to Produce LW30mm M789 HEDP

3rd August 2009 - 14:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Alliant Techsystems has been awarded an $86 million, base with option, contract to provide lightweight (LW) 30mm M789 High Explosive Dual Purpose (HEDP) tactical ammunition for the AH-64D Apache attack helicopter.

The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Contracting Center, Rock Island, Ill., awarded the contract.

Production will begin in December 2009 at the company's facilities in Elk River, MN, Radford, Va., and Rocket Center, W.Va.

ATK produces more than eight million rounds of medium-caliber ammunition per year, including the revolutionary air-bursting rounds it developed for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, and a complete suite of ammunition for ATK's new LW 25mm chain gun.

The company is a world leader in integrated medium-caliber systems that include medium-caliber cannons, ammunition and electronics and fire control, delivering affordable and innovative technology to meet the emerging needs and requirements of our customers.


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