$6.6M More for M830A1 120mm Tank Rounds
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 M1 Abrams tanks that carry it to fire on attacking helicopters with their 120mm main gun.
Work will be performed in Janesville, WI (17%), Lancaster, PA (14%), Middletown, IA (13%), Radford, VA (8%), Rocket Center, WV (15%), Joplin, MO (10%), Faribault, MN (7%), Coachella, CA (3%), Louisville, KY (2%), Camden, AR (2%), and Fridley, MN (2%), and is expected to be complete by Nov. 28, 2006. This was a sole source contract initiated on Sept. 2, 2002 by the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command in Picatinny Arsenal, NJ (DAAE30-03-C-1084).