Orbital ATK received new orders totalling more than $115 million to produce small-caliber ammunition for the U.S. Army.
The Army placed orders for a variety of 5.56mm, 7.62mm and .50 caliber ammunition, which will be manufactured at the U.S. government-owned, Orbital ATK-operated Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence, Missouri.
Since 2000, Orbital ATK has produced more than 18 billion rounds of small-caliber ammunition at Lake City to primarily support U.S. and allied warfighters around the globe.
“This latest order continues a long history of supplying only the highest quality, most reliable ammunition to our warfighters,” said Jim Nichols, Vice President and General Manager of Orbital ATK's Small Caliber Systems division of the Defense Systems Group. “Working with the U.S. Army, we will continue to focus on readiness, reducing risk, accelerating new capabilities while meeting operational demands and continuing key cost-effectiveness measures”.
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