US Army Buys $266 Million in Ammo from ATK, Department of Homeland Security, Immigration Buy, Too
by: Max Slowik
The US Army has just purchased $266 million dollars’ worth of ammo from Alliant Techsystems (ATK), from 5.56 NATO on up, as part of the Infinite Delivery, Infinite Quantity order for small caliber ammunition contract they have ongoing.
The order calls for a quarter of a billion dollar’s in 5.56 NATO, 7.62 NATO and .50 BMG ammunition for our troops. “ATK is honored to be the Army’s industrial partner at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant, collaborating in the operation and maintenance of the nation’s largest ammunition production facility,” said ATK Small Caliber Systems Vice President and General Manager Kent Holiday. “Since 2000, we have delivered more than 11 billion rounds of ammunition in support of our nation’s warfighters while modernizing the facility, increasing capacity, improving productivity and efficiency, and doing so in a safe and responsible manner.”
ATK has recently undergone a total refit to modernize their production facilities at their Lake City facility in Independence, MO. The also quarter-billion-plus processes was to facilitate manufacture of the M855 Enhanced Precision Round now in use by most of the US military.