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Up to $2B for US Army Munitions Orders to Alliant Techsystems

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$372 million in US Army orders for small caliber ammunition. (May 3/10) On March 20/09, Alliant Techsystems (ATK) in Minneapolis, MN received a 4-year indefinite delivery/ indefinite quantity contract (W52P1J-09-D-0027) from the US Army Sustainment Command in Rock Island, IL to produce 5.56mm, 7.62mm and .50-caliber ammunition at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant (LCAAP) in Independence, MO. The contract has a potential value of $2 billion. ATK began operating the LCAAP in 2000 and is the largest supplier of small-caliber ammunition to the US military, producing a mix of 5.56mm, 7.62mm, .50-caliber, and 20mm cartridges, as well as ammunition links. Working in partnership with the Army, ATK has expanded manufacturing capacity at the plant, and is also under contract to modernize the facility… The US armed forces have suffered from small arms ammunition shortages in recent years, and their reliance on the World War 2 era Lake City plant as their sole source for military small arms ammunition was a contributing factor. During the 10 years it has operated the plant, ATK has delivered more than 10 billion rounds of ammunition to the US Army for use by all the military services, while executing a $242 million modernization project […]

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