facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

ATK Defense touts ammo production

Sept. 17, 2012 at 9:24 AM   |   Comments

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Ammunition supplier ATK Defense reports a production milestone for the U.S. Army – the manufacture of 2 billion 7.62mm rounds.

The milestone was achieved the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence, Mo.

"I am very proud of what ATK has delivered for the U.S. Army while being entrusted with our stewardship responsibility to safely and efficiently operate the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant," said ATK Defense President Mike Kahn. "We value our commitment to deliver a lean, scalable and sustainable capability that will serve the needs of our nation for years to come."

STK Defense took control of operations at the Lake City plant in 2000 partnership with the U.S. Army. It expanded and modernized facilities, resulting in a rise in production -- from 374 million rounds a year than 1.6 billion rounds annually.

In that production figure is the U.S. Army's M855A1 Enhanced Performance Round, an enhanced version of the M855 5.56mm cartridge.

ATK said it has delivered more than 350 million M855A1 rounds since transitioning to production in 2010.

ATK said it recently received orders for $131 million from the Army for 5.56mm, 7.62mm and .50-caliber ammunition. All will be produced at the Missouri facility.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Russian bank boss feeling sanctions pain Russian bank boss feeling sanctions pain
2
Additional sub-components being made for Ballistic Missile Defense radar Additional sub-components being made for Ballistic Missile Defense radar
3
Navy's Triton surveillance drone flies cross-country Navy's Triton surveillance drone flies cross-country
4
Ukraine's State Guard Service receives armored personnel carriers Ukraine's State Guard Service receives armored personnel carriers
5
Army deploying JLENS radar system to help protect Washington, D.C. Army deploying JLENS radar system to help protect Washington, D.C.
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback