Federal Ammunition Awarded 5-Year, $114M US Army Contract

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Federal Ammunition has been awarded a 5-year contract to produce the United States Army’s 5.56mm training ammunition valued at $114 million dollars. IMG Jim Grant

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Federal Ammunition has been awarded a 5-year contract to produce the United States Army’s 5.56mm training ammunition valued at $114 million dollars.  AA40 5.56mm frangible ammunition is used by the U.S. military branches in rifles and carbines chambered for this caliber for training.

“This contract is historic,” said Jason Vanderbrink, President of Federal Ammunition.  “It is the largest government contract awarded to Federal in its 100 years of operation and speaks volumes to the trust the United States military has in our American workforce assembling the best products for our servicemen and servicewomen.”

“Successfully executing on the AA40 contract requires large scale production capabilities combined with stringent quality control measures,” said Erik Carlson, Senior Director of Operations at Federal’s headquarters located in Anoka, MN.  “Awards of this magnitude are validation of Federal’s committed workforce to meet these demands and provide the best ammunition possible for our U.S. Armed Forces time and time again.”

“Federal’s frangible training ammunition has been recognized as the best in the business by the United States military and this latest U.S. Army awarded contract continues that recognition,” said Vice President of Government Sales David Leis.  “The ammunition is designed to disintegrate into small fragments on impact, minimizing over-penetrating and ricochet hazards, making it ideal for training purposes.”

Federal ammunition can be found at dealers nationwide or purchased online direct. For more on Federal ammunition, visit www.federalpremium.com.


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Ansel Hazen

I continue to wonder why any of these companies continue to sell their product to a rogue government hell bent on destroying their industry.

Boom

Because they rather get lump sum money than trickle money

archmark

It’s All About The Benjamins!!!

musicman44mag

Don’t forget FREEDOM. Not everyone cares more about the money. Your last president was proof of that.

Wild Bill

Yes, to put it another way, selling their product at a profit preserves their industry.

Ansel Hazen

Diverting their product from low bidder government supplier to private sector sales ought to strengthen any one of these mfr’s bottom lines.

musicman44mag

Excellent. I always bought Lake City ammo and I have never had an FTF, out of at least 5,000 rounds, ever. I know it’s that much for a fact because that is what I have reloaded one time. I reloaded 10 of their cases seven times and trimmed them once when I was testing and not one cracked or separated loading them about 200fps below max. Great stuff. Our people need the best.

swmft

hope the make none…fjb says no civilian sales …so take the ammo plant apart,make it time consuming to repair

musicman44mag

So I guess it is back to disassembled ammo. Well I have enough new unfired steel penetrator to last me a long time and was given a link to the projectiles so I can make more if necessary. The ammo will outlive the years I have left and the niece and nephew can have it along with the guns too and they want them it’s already been made clear to us not to sell them.

swmft

the way it is going that will be only way for guns to be ,other than a cnc and raw materials, thinking about teaching shop class parents in my neighborhood would be proud to have a gun made by their kids

musicman44mag

How many more thousand do I need? If you reload and need a provider for SS projectiles, I know of one.

musicman44mag

Never ordered any. I ordered penetrator projectiles that don’t have green tips but they are steel core and I did get them. Heavy little buggers.

musicman44mag

Yes, I am glad that Ammoland people are so helpful. I have bought a pistol, Powder and now projectiles based on what people have said. I didn’t have any large pistol primers and because I read here almost every day, they had a sale through Brownells and I got some.

KK

Lake City is now run by Winchester.

musicman44mag

That’s what I thought but where is Federal going to make the 5.56 for the government then?

DIYinSTL

That had me wondering if Federal was going to construct a new plant, which would be good news.

musicman44mag

Wouldn’t hurt my feelings. I don’t like that under obumer they closed down lead mines making it harder to get lead and we are still suffering the powder, primer and projectile shortages he created via his threats and now obiden who is actually worse. They both bought up a lot of ammo creating shortages for 5.56

Rock

Another company relegated to Military sales tie up for years… Less for the civilian market, all part of “the plan”: ????

KK

Oh, yeah!

RAS

Let’s stop wondering why the major guns and ammo manufacturers really don’t as a group combine their resources and join with other civilian 2nd Amendment groups to fight unconstitutional gun laws. This should explain it clearly once and for all.

Arny

Now you see who they work for, right ? I wonder what would happen to Federal should they refuse the contract till the Govt quit stepping on the rights of the people ? Oh that’s right the Govt would shut them down completely.

Montana454Casull

Where the hell are primers ? Tired of the lies and bullshit from all the manufacturers. Excuses are like assholes and you are all complete lying assholes in my eyes .

Boom

Exactly, in fact, I wrote Federal the other day… I know these bastards are lying … SOMEbody is lying.. if they are in 24 hour, 110% capacity production.. then where the hell is it? Either they are lying, the ‘store’ is lying, or the distributors are holding on to them to drive price. But in the words of them Matlock…”somebody’s lying”…

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Rock

Gotta love Matlock !

musicman44mag

Brownells has new stock of primers and powder. Twice the price of what it used to be but it’s there. Don’t hesitate waiting for prices to come down. I think they have hit their new bottom and if you wait, I think you will pay more because the worst shortage of all is yet to come. We may never see 5.56 brass again for the general public if obiden gets his way. I know he wants to eliminate steel penetrator rounds that can go through the person you a shooting at, the walls in your house, the next-door neighbor and… Read more »

reno

All gun, ammo, and accessory companies should refuse to sell their product to any government that restricts or wants to restrict civilian use
WE MUST ALL HANG TOGETHER, OR WE WILL HANG SEPARATELY!

KK

“Federal Ammunition Awarded 5-Year, $114M US Army Contract”
THREE CHEERS FOR THE RED, WHITE, AND BLUE!
HIP-HIP-HOORAY!
MORE AMMO FOR THE GOVERNMENT!
EVERY MAJOR AMMO COMPANY IS VERY BUSY STOCKING THE GOV!
(1/2 probably being shipped to Ukraine)

. . . . not so much room for citizens ammo any more.
But that’s exactly the idea, isn’t it?