ATK [ATK] yesterday announced it has received an initial $105 million contract award as part of a three-year contract 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 from the U.S. Army Sustainment Command in Rock Island, Ill., 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,” Mark DeYoung, president ATK Armament Systems, said. “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.”