ATK [ATK] yesterday said it has been awarded a $36 million contract to provide lightweight (LW) 30mm M789 High Explosive Dual Purpose (HEDP) tactical ammunition and M788 training ammunition to the U.K.’s Ministry of Defence.
Production and delivery will take place in fiscal year 2010.
Both rounds support the U.K.’s fleet of AH-64 Apache Helicopters. This award follows a recently completed contract to supply M789 rounds to the United Kingdom, which was valued at $19 million.
ATK continues to pursue international growth opportunities. In December, ATK partnered with Allied Defense Group [ADG] and won a contract to supply various kinds of ammunition to meet the emerging requirements of the Afghan National Security Forces (Defense Daily, Dec. 8).
ATK is the world leader in medium-caliber systems, offering innovative chain gun technology and a suite of medium-caliber ammunition, including air bursting capabilities.
The company currently manufactures 25mm through 40mm variants of its Bushmaster cannons and more than eight million rounds of medium-caliber ammunition per year.
The cannons are sold in more than 30 countries and are the primary gun on the U.S. Army’s Bradley Fighting Vehicle and Apache helicopter. ATK provides integrated weapons systems, such as the Palletized Autonomous Weapon System, that offer affordable survivability solutions to meet customer needs.