USA Pays $8.8M to Swedish Firm for Armor Piercing Bullets

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Nordic Ammunition Co. (or “Nammo”) in Karlsborg, Sweden received an $8.8 million firm-fixed-price contract for 5.56mm M995 and 7.62mm M993 armor piercing cartridges. Nammo subsidiary Vanasverken supplies the Swedish Defense forces, and specializes in armor piercing and sniper ammunition development. Their other specialty is a new non-toxic ammunition cartridge. Work will be performed in Bedford, PA and is expected to be complete by Oct. 30, 2009. This was a sole source contract initiated on June 17, 2005 by the Picatinny Center for Contracting and Commerce in Picatinny Arsenal, NJ (W15QKN-06-C-0009).

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