True Velocity’s Advanced Manufacturing, Potential to Reinvent Ammunition Supply Chain

True Velocity Unveils Advanced Manufacturing Capabilities With Potential to Reinvent Ammunition Supply Chain. U.S. leadership on Capitol Hill debate modernization of weapons and ammunition manufacturing and logistics.

GARLAND, Texas – -( Texas-based True Velocity, an advanced manufacturing and technology company specializing in small-arms ammunition, is introducing new technology and proprietary solutions to help armed forces streamline ammunition production and logistics from anywhere in the world.

The company’s manufacturing capabilities can power customizable and highly portable “cells,” allowing for decentralized and automated ammunition production. True Velocity recently received its 145th issued patent for its manufacturing technology, processes, and products.

True Velocity manufacturing is aimed at reducing inefficiencies in the ammunition supply chain, improving manufacturing safety, and has the capacity to produce as many as 600 million rounds per year from its operations. The cell production technology from True Velocity includes everything from casing manufacturing to loading of ammunition in a physical footprint that requires only 2,500 square feet.

During testimony in front of the House Armed Services Committee, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology Dr. Bruce Jette mentioned the shortfalls of current ammunition manufacturing logistics in the U.S. and provided a blueprint for modernization. Congressman Donald Norcross opened the hearing, expressing concern that “essential functions of ammunition [are] done in museum-like conditions.”

Dr. Jette said, “We have been reticent to bring our production facilities into the 21st century. But we are at an inflection point, knowing that technology offers true modernization pathways that can significantly improve both safety and transform the production capability.”

The single largest producer of ammunition for the U.S. Armed Forces, Lake City Army Ammunition Plant, has been in operation since 1941 and produces nearly 1.4 billion rounds of ammunition per year at a 3,935-acre facility. When asked about opportunities to modernize operations, Dr. Jette referenced the potential of using polymer casing manufacturers.

“What we will likely do is use their facilities to develop our interim supplies while we develop our in-house capabilities,” said Jette. “My insistence is upon transforming our approach as opposed to modernizing.”

True Velocity can ship manufacturing infrastructure anywhere in the world and can create operational manufacturing cells within months. Traditional ammunition manufacturing lines take as long as two years to accomplish similar outputs.

“We are uniquely positioned to enhance the armed forces’ capabilities through manufacturing modernization and enabling logistical efficiencies,” said Chris Tedford, president of True Velocity. “At True Velocity, we obsess over quality control and want to provide our country’s leaders with solutions that reinvent ammunition production, industrial supply chains, quality and distribution.”

True Velocity, founded in 2010, is based in the U.S. with manufacturing operations in Garland, Texas, just northeast of Dallas. More than 1 million rounds of True Velocity composite-cased cartridges will be delivered throughout 2020-2021 to the U.S. Army as ammunition solutions are tested by the U.S. Army’s Next Generation Squad Weapons program.

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True Velocity is an advanced technology and composite manufacturing company based in Garland, Texas. Founded in 2010, True Velocity has more than 250 patents pending or issued on its products, technology and manufacturing processes. Initially, the company is focused on revolutionizing the ammunition industry. True Velocity products are manufactured in the U.S. in a state-of-the-art, 66,000-square-foot facility and are currently available to public agencies, with consumer products available soon. For more information, visit

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Elisa Delaurenti

Now when are we going to start manufacturing ammunition and components here in Montana? In 2015, the Montana Shooting Sports Association authored and enacted our “Ammunition Availability Act”, which provides for the manufacture of all components of ammunition supplies right here in Montana. Our ammunition supply chain for the public market is extremely volatile and we MUST take the steps necessary to get this off the ground here in Montana. Without ammunition, our guns become nothing more than clubs. The jobs this would create here for Montanans, along with ammunition security, makes this a win all the way around.


Nice advertising.
NOW! Let’s see some of the processing. Question:
Will these “plastic” cases last as long as BRASS cases have proven themselves?
Will these “plastic” cases be able to be RELOADED by individuals who PREFER to load their own ammo?
Are these “plastic” cases able to withstand the pressures generated by the powder as it burns?


Its the first two that I have to question, along with extraction. Overgassed or a forceful bolt (looking at you G3/Cetme) and it could possibly tear out the rim and fail to extract.

The third is probably not too difficult, especially when supported by chamber and bolt.


most likely a one time use. In a range or training setting, collect the cases, remelt and remould them. In the field well some local kids will probably pick them up and make toys out of them. With brass at aobut four bucks the pound scrap value, and it has to be mined, smelted, alloyed, etc, that is a HUGE hole in the supply chain. The plastic pumps out of the ground as oil, then is refined. A thousand pound tote of the exact formula plastic fits on a 40 x 48 standard four way grocery board. It is a… Read more »

Last edited 3 years ago by Tionico

German manufactured practice rounds…

from outdoorlimited:

This German manufactured (Dynamit Nobel) military surplus 308 short range training ammunition features a 10 grain plastic bullet. The plastic case has a steel base with lead free primer. This ammunition is non-corrosive and is the same ammo used by NATO. Perfect for indoor target practice. Accurate up to 300 meters.

get it while you can…1000 rounds for the low low price of 189.99…

is it blue or white? there are both…i think depending on the manufacture date..?


Remember what they said about plastic guns. As for production, these machines will be scaled UP. Timney Triggers has a 24-7 lights out production line.

Chip Saunders

Those numbers are BS. If running 24/7/365, those production numbers come out to approximately 1,100 rounds per minute or 19 rounds per second. In the space of a large upper middle class 4 bedroom home? You would have 792 cases of 1000 rounds filling up your work area every 12 hours. I wasn’t born yesterday.


that’s only about twenty pallets. Stacked four high, that’s a space about eight feet square, the size of a utility closet in a decent sized home. Certainy maller than most modern bathrooms. It would take about four days to fill a standard forty foot sea frieght can. I’m assuming 5.56……..