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ATK Wins Canadian Ammunition Contract (Jan. 10)



MINNEAPOLIS---ATK (Alliant Techsystems) said it has been awarded a contract valued at approximately $11 million from SNC Technologies, Inc., Le Gardeur, Quebec, Canada, to supply hardware for 25mm ammunition to be used by Canadian military light armored vehicles.

ATK Ammunition Systems Company, New Brighton, Minn., will manage the contract and supply projectile assemblies. ATK Ammunition and Powder Company, Radford, Va., will provide primed cartridge cases. SNC TEC will complete final assembly and testing of the rounds at its ammunition facilities in Canada. Deliveries of the hardware will begin in mid-2001 and continue through the end of 2002. The contract contains no provisions for offset obligations to ATK.

SNC TEC is a major supplier of ammunition to the Canadian military forces and a member of the U.S. munitions industrial base. ATK and SNC TEC have worked together on small-caliber ammunition, 20mm ammunition, and 25mm ammunition programs under a long-term business relationship. The two companies are expanding their relationships in those products and are moving into other product areas.

Mike McCann, president, ATK Ammunition Systems Company, said ATK is pleased to provide its medium-caliber ammunition hardware and integration expertise to SNC TEC in support of one of America's most important allies.

"As America's largest supplier of conventional munitions, we have delivered more than 120 million rounds of medium-caliber ammunition to the U.S. and allied nations,'' said McCann. "Both the U.S. government and our international ammunition customers recognize that our market leadership position reflects a long-standing commitment to quality and affordability.''

ATK Ammunition Systems Company is part of ATK's Conventional Munitions business segment, which reported sales of $430 million in fiscal year 2000.

ATK is a $1.1 billion aerospace and defense company with leading market positions in munitions, smart weapons and precision capabilities, propulsion, and composite structures. The company, which is headquartered in Hopkins, Minn., employs approximately 6,400 people and has three business segments: Conventional Munitions, Aerospace, and Defense Systems.

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ATK Awarded $11 Million Contractto Supply 25mm Ammunition Hardware