facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

ATK continues running of ammunition plant

Oct. 3, 2012 at 2:26 PM   |   Comments

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 3 (UPI) -- ATK reports it is to continue production of small-arms ammunition for the U.S. Army as well as operate an Army ammunition plant.

The Lake City Army Ammunition Plant, in Independence, Mo., produces 5.56mm; 7.62mm; .50-caliber and 20mm rounds. ATK has run the plant since 2001. In addition to production of ammunition, it also performs ammunition and weapon testing.

The new contract, including options, is for 10 years. The monetary value of the award wasn't disclosed.

"ATK is proud to continue our collaboration with the U.S. Army, building on more than a decade of direct operational experience, to assure the continued health and vitality of the small-caliber ammunition enterprise," said Mark DeYoung, president and chief executive officer of ATK.

"Our vision for Lake City reasserts our commitment to deliver safe, affordable solutions that ensure LCAAP remains the most responsive military industrial asset in the world."

Topics: Mark DeYoung
© 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
Report: Billionaires are hoarding mountains of cash
2
Canada decides to retire two guided missile destroyers Canada decides to retire two guided missile destroyers
3
XXL Magazine to end print edition after 17 years XXL Magazine to end print edition after 17 years
4
Obama called on to ban oil trains Obama called on to ban oil trains
5
Australia moving ahead with own counter-IED capabilities Australia moving ahead with own counter-IED capabilities
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback