ATK producing more 20mm rounds

Sept. 29, 2011 at 7:37 AM

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- ATK has a U.S. Army order worth more than $58.7 million to produce multiple variants of 20mm PGU-series ammunition.

This is the third order under a contract signed in September 2008. If all options are exercised, ATK's contract is expected to exceed $170 million by 2013.

Under the order, the Minnesota company will produce PGU-27A/B Target Practice, PGU-30A/B Target Practice-Tracer, PGU-28A/B Semi-Armor Piercing High Explosive Incendiary ammunition, a PGU-28A/B SAPHEI and PGU-30A/B TP-T linked configuration and a PGU-27A/B TP and PGU-30A/B TP-T linked configuration rounds.

The cartridges are used on the U.S. Air Force's F-15 and F-16, the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps F-18, and the U.S. Marine Corps Cobra AH-1 helicopter.

"We are proud of the role our medium-caliber munitions play in maintaining military readiness," said Dan Olson, vice president and general manager, ATK Integrated Weapon Systems.

"ATK is a preferred provider of medium-caliber ammunition solutions and we are committed to providing the broadest offering of highest quality ammunition to U.S. and allied forces worldwide."

Delivery of the rounds under the exercised option will begin next year.

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