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Iraq receiving 40mm grenades under U.S. AMTEC deal

U.S. Army contract worth $84.5 million under foreign military sales program.

By Geoff Ziezulewicz
Iraq receiving 40mm grenades under U.S. AMTEC deal
AMTEC has been awarded an $84.5 million U.S. Army contract to supply Iraq with 40mm grenade systems. U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Brad Staggs

WASHINGTON, June 8 (UPI) -- AMTEC has been awarded an $84.5 million firm-fixed-price U.S. Foreign Military Sales contract to supply Iraq with 40mm grenade systems.

Work will be done in Wisconsin with an estimated completion date of September 2018. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Arsenal, is the contracting activity.

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AMTEC is the largest volume producer of 40mm grenade ammunition and fuzing in the world, according to the company's website.

It is also the current sole U.S. Defense Department prime contractor for the 40mm family of grenade ammunition.

That family's members include low and high velocity cartridges in a variety of configurations, including high explosive, training, illumination and non-lethal.

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