In addition to manufacturing ammunition for the DoD, Orbital ATK’s Lake City facility also produces high-quality ammunition for commercial customers, allowing the company to maintain a well-trained workforce capable of ramping up warfighter ammunition production in hours instead of months. By remaining at a constant state of readiness, Orbital ATK is able to rapidly respond to the ever-changing demands of our nation’s armed forces.
Orbital ATK and Lake City Army Ammunition Plant: A Proud Heritage of Service
All cartridges produced for the U.S. Army and Orbital ATK’s commercial customers are made in the United States. Purchasing cartridges from Orbital ATK’s commercial partners supports American jobs not only at Lake City but also hundreds of suppliers providing raw materials, propellant, tooling, packaging and other supplies.
All Lake City ammunition, whether for military or commercial use, is manufactured in the same facility, utilizing the same processes and quality-control standards. Orbital ATK partners with several commercial companies to provide cartridges and components for their ammunition needs. As a leader in aerospace and defense technologies, Orbital ATK and the Lake City facility maintain the critical skills, personnel, and technical manufacturing capabilities essential to successfully deliver high quality, small-caliber ammunition from development to production.
Our commercial partners include:
- Federal Cartridge – We are excited to continue our longest standing and largest relationship with Federal Cartridge, supplying AE .223, XM855 Green Tip and XM193 5.56x45mm cartridges for the commercial market.
- Hornady – The combination of Hornady projectiles with the famous Lake City brass allows the shooting public access to a wider offering of bullet weights and types including FMJ, Spire Point and Boat-tail Hollow Point in both .223 Remington and 5.56x45mm cartridges ranging from 55gr to 75gr.
- Fiocchi USA – Lake City will be providing .223 Remington cartridge cases manufactured with the famous Lake City brass to Fiocchi USA for cartridge assembly and packaging at its facility located in Ozark, Missouri.