ATK gets $50 million contact to upgrade army ammo plant

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Alliant Lake City Small Caliber Ammunition Co., LLC is a subsidiary of Alliant Techsystems (ATK) who among other things manufacture military and commercial ammunition. They own the CCI and Federal premium brands. In the fiscal year 2008 ATK’s annual report says “military small-caliber ammunition business again delivered more than 1.4 billion rounds to our nation’s armed forces.”.

ATK won the government owned Lake City Army Ammunition Plant operating contract in 2000 and took over from Olin (Winchester) in 2001 who were the operating contract since 1985. (December 30 2008):

Alliant Lake City Small Caliber Ammunition Co., LLC, Independence, Mo., was awarded on Dec 29, 2008 a $49,236,000 firm fixed price requirements contract for modernization and upgrade of small caliber production equipment. Work will be performed at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant, Independence, Mo., with an estimated completion date of Sep 30, 2009. One bid was solicited and one bid received. U.S. Army Sustainment Command, Rock Island, Ill., is the contracting activity (DAAA09-00-D-0016).

ATK is sure doing well!

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • Jdun1911 Jdun1911 on Jan 03, 2009

    Lake City is the only US government own and certificated NATO ammo plant in USA. The last I heard they were running at near 100% capacity. Not sure if they went 24/7 tho, but they do around the clock on weekdays. That's a lot of ammo and you need a big place to store them.

    Here one of the US ammo depot.