ATK announces small calibre ammunition orders
ATK has announced that it has received a number of orders as part of an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with the US Army Contracting Command, Rock Island (ACC-RI) for small calibre ammunition. The orders total more than $266 million, and include a mix of 5.56mm, 7.62mm and .50-calibre military ammunition to be produced at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant.
ATK is the US Army’s industrial partner at its Lake City Army Ammunition Plant; and the Army and ATK are nearing completion of a $276 million modernisation project at the facility, which ATK has operated since April 2000. This includes the capacity to increase production of the new 5.56mm Enhanced Performance Round. ATK has delivered approximately 250 million of these rounds since transitioning to production in 2010.
According to the company, ATK has delivered more than 11 billion rounds of ammunition in support of US warfighters while modernising the facility. The work has also increased capacity, and improved productivity and efficiency.
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