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ATK Receives Additional $89 Million in Military Small-Caliber Ammunition Orders and Modernization Funding

Category: Contracts

Minneapolis -- Alliant Techsystems, the largest supplier of ammunition to the United States military, has received an additional $89 million in military small-caliber ammunition orders and modernization funding from the U.S. Army Sustainment Command in Rock Island, Ill.

Work on the contracts will be performed by ATK at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant (LCAAP), Independence, Missouri. The Army has awarded ATK $72 million for small-caliber ammunition. The remainder of the funds will be devoted to various plant modernization projects.

ATK operates the U.S. Army's LCAAP where it produces a mix of 5.56mm, 7.62mm, .50-caliber and 20mm cartridges. Working in partnership with the Army, ATK has expanded manufacturing capacity at the plant to 1.6 billion rounds. ATK began operating the plant in 2000, and is now under contract to modernize the facility, which has remained largely unchanged from the plant's groundbreaking in 1940.

"We are pleased with the contract awards and maintain our high-level commitment to produce quality ammunition," said ATK Armament Systems President Mark DeYoung. "We are grateful for the opportunity to continue delivering performance and survivability solutions to our nation's defenders."


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