Company-Operated Lake City Ammunition Plant Continues Support of U.S.
Military and Allied Warfighters with Highest Quality Small-Caliber
DULLES, Va.Apr. 10, 2017--
Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense
technologies, announced today that it has received $92 million in
small-caliber ammunition orders from the U.S. Army. Orders were placed
for 5.56mm and 7.62mm ammunition under Orbital ATK s supply contract to
produce small-caliber ammunition for the U.S. government at the Lake
City Army Ammunition Plant (Lake City) in Independence, Missouri. The
orders are in line with expected volumes. Orbital ATK is the largest
manufacturer of small-caliber ammunition for the U.S. Department of
Orbital ATK has received $92 million in small-caliber ammunition orders from the U.S. Army. Orders were placed for 5.56mm and 7.62mm ammunition under the company's supply contract to produce ammunition at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant. (Photo: Business Wire)
Since 2000, Orbital ATK has produced more than 17 billion rounds of
small-caliber ammunition at Lake City to support U.S. and allied
warfighters around the globe. Orbital ATK and the U.S. Army have made
significant upgrades at the facility in recent years that have enhanced
product quality; and performance, efficiency and operational
improvements for safety and environmental stewardship.
Orbital ATK is honored to continue our longstanding support of the U.S.
Armed Forces and its allies by providing them with reliable,
high-quality ammunition, said Jim Nichols, Vice President and General
Manager of Orbital ATK's Small Caliber Systems Division of the Defense
Systems Group. Every member of the Orbital ATK team understands that
our nation s warfighters depend on us to provide the highest quality
ammunition possible, and we do not take that responsibility lightly.
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 12,500 people in 18 states across the United
States and in several international locations. For more information,
Source: Orbital ATK
Bryan Kidder, 410-864-4932
Systems Group Communications
Barron Beneski, 703-406-5528
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