US Army places order for small-calibre ammo
Northrop Grumman’s Alliant Techsystems has received orders totalling $194 million from the US Army for small-calibre ammunition, the company announced on 16 April.
The orders include the delivery of 5.56mm, 7.62mm and Cal. 50 cartridges under the company’s supply contract to produce small-calibre ammunition for the US government at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence, Missouri.
Rick Lavelock, VP, small calibre systems, Northrop Grumman, said: ‘We are honoured to continue our longstanding support of the US armed forces and its allies by providing them with reliable, high-quality ammunition. Every member of the Lake City team understands that the ammunition we produce helps defend freedom, and we are humbled by that awesome responsibility.’
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