US Army Places Order For Nearly $200Mln Of Small-Arms Ammunition - Northrop Grumman

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US Army Places Order for Nearly $200Mln of Small-Arms Ammunition - Northrop Grumman

WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 16th April, 2019) The United States Army has ordered $194 million worth of small-arms ammunition, Northrop Grumman announced in a press release on Tuesday.

"Orders were placed for 5.56mm, 7.62mm and Cal.

50 cartridges under the company's supply contract to produce small-caliber ammunition for the US government at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence, Missouri," the release said.

The order will be filled by Northrop-Grumman subsidiary Alliant Techsystems Operations, the release said.

As the largest manufacturer of small-caliber ammunition for the US.Department of Defense, Alliant has produced more than 18 billion rounds of small-caliber ammunition at Lake City since 2000 to support US and allied war-fighters around the globe, the release added.

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