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Ammunition | Contracts - Modifications | Guns - 60+ mm direct | Other Corporation | Tanks & Mechanized | USA

$6.6M More for M830A1 120mm Tank Rounds

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Alliant Tech Systems Inc. in Arden Hills, MN received a $6.6 million modification to a firm-fixed-price contract for M830A1 Cartridges. The 120mm M830A1 HEAT (High Explosive Anti-Tank) round is a major advancement over the M830, which has been in the US inventory since the early '80s. HEAT rounds have multi-purpose warheads which are used to defeat armored vehicles, helicopters and soft targets such as bunkers. The M830A1 is unique in that it features a three-piece discarding aluminum sabot, increasing velocity, range, and penetrating power. It also has a manually set proximity-detonation switch on the flight projectile nose, which allows the tank to fire on attacking helicopters with its 120mm main gun....

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