ATK [ATK] yesterday said it recently received the award of a fourth contract option to produce 30mm PGU-15A/B cartridges for the Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Contracting Center (RICC), Rock Island, Ill.

The order is a part of a multi-year contract originally signed in July 2007. ATK’s worldwide sales of 30mm ammunition in the current fiscal year now exceed $29 million, the company said.

ATK’s 30mm PGU-series target practice ammunition is specially designed for training applications. These cartridges are currently in use with the 30mm GAU-8/A Gatling gun on the Air Force A-10 Warthog close-support aircraft. The cartridges provide cost-effective, ballistic-matched training rounds for improved warfighter performance.

“We are proud to continue our role as the primary provider of PGU-15 ammunition in support of the U. S. Air Force’s A-10 aircraft,” said Dan Olson, vice president and general manager, ATK Integrated Weapon Systems. “This round plays an integral role in training A-10 aircrews to develop and maintain essential air-to-ground combat skills. ATK supports this program through the delivery of high quality products, outstanding value and great customer service.”

ATK’s Mesa, Ariz.-based Integrated Weapon Systems division will produce the rounds at its facilities in Radford, Va., and Rocket Center, W. Va. Delivery of the rounds begins this year.