ATK announces 120mm training ammunition order
ATK has announced that it has received an order from the US Army to produce 120mm training ammunition for tanks. The $36 million order is for a first base-year with four, one-year evaluated option years, according to a 4 June, 2012, company statement.
The 120mm training ammunition, used by the M1A1/A2 Abrams main battle tank, includes the M865 kinetic energy and the M1002 multi-purpose anti-tank training rounds. These training rounds closely replicate tactical ammunition in appearance and ballistic performance to provide the warfighter with an ‘affordable, yet realistic’ training experience.
The company said that it leverages its ‘production expertise in tactical 120mm tank ammunition to deliver training rounds that meet performance, reliability, and safety requirements for use on US and European ranges.’
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