ATK receives orders for rifle ammunition

Nov. 12, 2013 at 8:36 AM
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ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 12 (UPI) -- A mix of various caliber rifle ammunition is to be produced at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant by ATK through fiscal year 2019.

The orders received cover 5.56mm, 7.62mm and .50 caliber ammunition, the company said, and are worth a combined total of about $387 million.

ATK was selected by the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island, last year to continue to operate and maintain the plant, which is located at independence, Mo.

"Our vision for Lake City is a highly-efficient production facility that is lean, scalable and sustainable for the next generation of the nation's warfighters," said Kent Holiday, vice president and general manager of ATK's Small Caliber Systems division.

"ATK is giving greater value to our government customer through the new operations contract at Lake City," said Mike Kahn, president of ATK's Defense Group. "Our ammunition has no equal in its quality and reliability, which is the standard we set for our support of the warfighter. Our ATK-wide focus on efficiency, quality and affordability allows us to deliver an excellent value to our military customers."

Additional details of the orders were not disclosed.

ATK Defense Group provides ammunition, precision and strike weapons, electronic warfare systems, and missile components to the U.S. military.

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