Orbital ATK Employees at Lake City Army Ammunition Plant Produce Highest
Quality Ammunition for U.S. and Allied Warfighters
DULLES, Va.Apr. 10, 2018--
Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense
technologies, announced today that it has received new orders totaling
more than $115 million to produce small-caliber ammunition for the U.S.
Army. The Army placed orders for a variety of 5.56mm, 7.62mm and .50
caliber ammunition, which will be manufactured at the U.S.
government-owned, Orbital ATK-operated Lake City Army Ammunition Plant
in Independence, Missouri.
Orbital ATK is the largest manufacturer of small-caliber ammunition for
the U.S. Department of Defense. Since 2000, Orbital ATK has produced
more than 18 billion rounds of small-caliber ammunition at Lake City to
primarily support U.S. and allied warfighters around the globe.
This latest order continues a long history of supplying only the
highest quality, most reliable ammunition to our warfighters, said Jim
Nichols, Vice President and General Manager of Orbital ATK's Small
Caliber Systems division of the Defense Systems Group. Working with the
U.S. Army, we will continue to focus on readiness, reducing risk,
accelerating new capabilities while meeting operational demands and
continuing key cost-effectiveness measures.
Since 2012, Orbital ATK has invested over $100 million in the Lake City
Army Ammunition Plant including capital and research and development. In
collaboration with the U.S. Army, Orbital ATK has recently undertaken
strategic and critical modernization projects that immediately resulted
in cost savings, safety and quality improvement.
Orbital ATK s Defense Systems Group is an industry leader in providing
innovative and affordable precision and strike weapons, advanced
propulsion and hypersonics, missile components across air-, sea- and
land-based systems, ammunition and related energetic products.
About Orbital ATK
Orbital ATK is a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies.
The company designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation
systems for customers around the world, both as a prime contractor and
merchant supplier. Its main products include launch vehicles and related
propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense
electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition;
satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced
aerospace structures. Headquartered in Dulles, Virginia, Orbital ATK
employs approximately 14,000 people across the U.S. and in several
international locations. For more information, visit www.orbitalatk.com.
Source: Orbital ATK
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