ATK [ATK] yesterday said it has received awards totaling $13.4 million in new 25mm tactical ammunition contracts from a mix of allies in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

The awards point to ATK’s position as a preferred, global provider of medium-caliber ammunition.

ATK said it is the leading supplier of 25mm tactical munitions used by U.S. and allied forces globally, including the contracted M792 High Explosive Incendiary round with Tracer (HEI-T), the company said.

Delivery of the NATO-certified 25mm M792 rounds is set to begin in March 2012, with production taking place in the company’s facilities in Radford, Va., and Rocket Center, W.Va. The rounds are built with a self-destruct fuze developed and produced exclusively by ATK and are designed for use in ATK’s widely-used M242 Bushmasterr Chain Gunr.

“M792 rounds have a longstanding reputation as a reliable tool in the defense of critical assets globally,” said Dan Olson, vice president and general manager, ATK Integrated Weapon Systems. “These orders support ATK’s position as a global leader in medium-caliber ammunition.”