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Army awards ammunition contract to alliance

by: Matthew Potter
April 14, 2008

Category: Alliant Techsystems, Allied Defense Group, Contract Awards, production program, U.S. Army | RSS 2.0

Alliant Tech Systems (ATK) and Allied Defense Group won a contract from the US Army to provide 105 mm main gun ammunition. See the press release here. The ammo will be for the Stryker Main Gun System, which is a Stryker wheeled vehicle with a 105 mm gun in a low profile turret. This has been deployed to Iraq to provide the Stryker units some heavy firepower. The contract is worth $7.4 M over two years. ATK is a company that was created when Honeywell spun off some of their defense business and it later acquired Hercules Aviation and Thiokol Propulsion. For more on the company see this.

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