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ATK wins five-year ammo contract from DHS, ICE
ATK small arms ammo
Ammunition supplier ATK won a contract with the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement for millions of rounds of .40 caliber duty ammunition.
Anoka, MN-based ATK said on March 12 that it is being awarded an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) agreement from the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (DHS, ICE) for .40 caliber ammunition. This contract features a base of 12 months, includes four option years, and will have a maximum volume of 450 million rounds, it said.
ATK said it was the incumbent supplier and won the contract with its HST bullet, which has proven itself in the field. The special hollow point effectively passes through a variety of barriers and holds its jacket in the toughest conditions. HST is engineered for 100-percent weight retention, limits collateral damage, and avoids over-penetration, it said.
"We are proud to extend our track record as the prime supplier of .40 caliber duty ammunition for DHS, ICE," said Ron Johnson, President of ATK's Security and Sporting group. "The HST is a proven design that will continue to serve those who keep our borders safe."
ATK said it will produce the ammunition at the Federal Cartridge Company facility in Anoka and expects deliveries to begin in June.
ATK is an aerospace, defense, and commercial products company with operations in 22 states, Puerto Rico, and internationally.