ATK Awarded $105 Million Multi-Year Contract to Supply Non-Standard Ammunition for Afghanistan Security Forces
If All Options are Exercised, Total Value Could Exceed $200 Million. ATK Builds Upon Experience, Employing Global Supply Chain Management Expertise.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN –-(AmmoLand.com)- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) has received 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 fully 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 larger 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's program and technical expertise, coupled with its global supply chain management capability, will ensure continued timely deliveries of quality non-standard (non-NATO) ammunition to Afghanistan.
“ATK continues to expand its global presence through international outreach initiatives,” said 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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