MINNEAPOLIS---ATK (Alliant Techsystems) said it has received a $23 million contract to produce 25mm and 30mm training ammunition for use by U.S. armed forces. The contract represents the third-year procurement under a five-year contract valued at $145 million awarded to ATK in 1999.
The 25mm ammunition is used by the U.S. Army's Bradley Fighting Vehicle and the U.S. Marine Corps' Light Armored Vehicle. The 30mm ammunition is used by the Army's Apache helicopter.
Under the contract, which was awarded by the U.S. Army Operations Support Command, Rock Island, Ill., ATK will manufacture approximately 1.7 million training rounds. Deliveries are slated to begin in January 2002 and continue through February 2003.
ATK Ammunition Systems Company, New Brighton, Minn., will manage the contract and produce projectile assemblies. ATK Ammunition and Powder Company, Radford, Va., will produce the propellant for the rounds and perform final system integration work. Both companies are operating units within ATK's Defense group.
Mike McCann, president, ATK Ammunition Systems Company, said the design, development, and high-volume production of medium-caliber ammunition is one of the company's most important core businesses.
"We have a long and proud history of providing the U.S. military and allied forces with high-quality, repeatable medium-caliber ammunition,'' said McCann. "Program managers Jerry Holm and Steve Neubauer and their medium-caliber ammunition teams are proud to carry on this tradition with this new production contract.''
ATK is a $1.1 billion aerospace and defense company with leading positions in munitions, precision capabilities, propulsion and composite structures. The company, which is headquartered in Hopkins, Minn., employs approximately 6,000 people and has two business segments: Aerospace and Defense.
ATK Receives $23 Million Contract to Produce Medium-Caliber Training Ammunition