ATK wins $105 million to supply non-standard ammunition, rockets for Afghanistan security forces

MINNEAPOLIS, 2 Oct. 2009. Alliant Techsystems won an initial $105 million contract award as part of a three-year contract by the U.S. Army Sustainment Command in Rock Island, Ill., to supply various types of non-standard (non-NATO) ammunition for the security forces of Afghanistan. ATK will integrate a team of international manufacturers for the delivery of non-standard (non-NATO) munitions, including small, medium, and large-caliber ammunition, as well as mortars and rockets.

MINNEAPOLIS, 2 Oct. 2009. Alliant Techsystems won an initial $105 million contract award as part of a three-year contract by the U.S. Army Sustainment Command in Rock Island, Ill., to supply various types of non-standard (non-NATO) ammunition for the security forces of Afghanistan.

If all options are exercised, the contract value could potentially exceed $200 million. This is ATK's second contract from the U.S. Army to supply non-standard (non-NATO) ammunition for the security forces of Afghanistan. The first $87 million contract award was announced in December 2008.

In this new contract, ATK will integrate a team of international manufacturers for the delivery of non-standard (non-NATO) munitions, including small, medium, and large-caliber ammunition, as well as mortars and rockets.

"ATK continues to expand its global presence through international outreach initiatives," says Mark DeYoung, president ATK Armament Systems. "By using ATK's core strengths and the in-depth knowledge gained during the original Afghanistan non-standard ammunition program, we are providing low-risk armament systems solutions to meet the continuously emerging requirements of our customers."

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