by Stephen Carlson
Washington (UPI) Jul 11, 2017
Orbital ATK has signed multiple agreements worth over $400 million with commercial ammunition suppliers tp expand its supply chain for military small-arms ammunition.
The contract will run over a three year period and will focus on factory production optimization and logisitical networks. The expansion is to meet U.S.military, commercial; and foreign demand for standatd NATO and non-standard ammuntion
"Supplementing military production, commercial supply agreements like these are beneficial to both Orbital ATK and our Army customer as they provide an expanded business base for our Lake City operations, workforce, and key suppliers, and help ensure that we stand ready to quickly increase production of small-caliber ammunition for the U.S. Army when needed," Small Caliber Systems general manager Jim Nichols said in a press release .
Orbital ATK Small Caliber Systems is one of the primary suppliers of 5.56, 7.62mm and .50 ammunition for the U.S. and allied militaries along with commercial customers. Prodution takes place at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence, Mo., under U.S. Army oversight. It has produced over 17 billion rounds of ammunition since 2000.
The ammunition -- 5.56mm, 7.62mm, and .50 -- are the standerd ammunition used in U.S., NATO, and other countries' rifles and machine guns across the world. There is also civilian-government and civilian demand for security forces and recreational shooting.
Washington (AFP) July 10, 2017
The US State Department said Monday it is ready to sell thousands of tactical vehicles to Britain in a contract worth more than $1 billion. The sale comes after the British government requested a possible sale of up to 2,747 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTVs) in a contract worth $1.035 billion. "This proposed sale supports the foreign policy and national security policies of the Unit ... read more
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