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US Army issues ammo contracts
The DoD on 30 March announced multiple ammunition awards from US Army Contracting Command.
General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems (GDOTS) is supplying 120mm M1002 Target Practice Multi-Purpose Tracer and 120mm M865A1 Target Practice, Cone Stabilised, Discarding Sabot-Tracer cartridges for the 120mm Tank Training Ammunition programme, under a $65.31 million contract to be completed by 5 May 2023.
In the same programme, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems is also providing (by 1 March 2023) M1002 and M865A1 new production cartridges. This work is worth $54.48 million.
GDOTS is competing with Northrop Grumman for orders in a $48.6 million engineering development, manufacturing, design and testing support contract. This covers 20mm, 25mm, 30x113mm, 30x173mm and 50mm weapon systems.
Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of 30 March 2026.
GDOTS will also provide 155mm propelling charges to the US Army by 10 August 2022, under a $7.51 million contract modification.
This article has been amended to reflect the fact that Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems acquired Orbital ATK.
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