Federal Premium Receives Five-Year Duty Ammunition Contract from Norway, Sweden and Denmark

    Federal Premium has managed to secure a 5 year long contract with three National Police Agencies over three Nordic countries.

    The contract includes both the 5,56×45 mm Tactical Bonded  and the .308 Win Tactical Bonded ammunition.

    Read the full press release below:

    Federal Premium Receives Five-Year Duty Ammunition Contract from Norway, Sweden and Denmark

    ANOKA, Minnesota – March 15, 2018 – Federal Premium is proud to have secured a significant ammunition contract with the Swedish Police Authority, Danish National Police and Norwegian Police.

    These forces have committed to a five-year contract beginning in 2018 for the delivery of 223 Rem./5.56x45mm Tactical Bonded and 308 Win. Tactical Bonded Tip ammunition for use in all duty rifles.

    “Police in Norway, Sweden and Denmark will now be relying on Federal Premium in their duty rifles to keep their residents safe and protected,” said Federal Premium President Jason Vanderbrink.

    “We’re extremely proud of this important contract. Our Tactical Bonded ammunition was chosen for its reliability, accuracy, terminal performance and ability to defeat barriers.”

    Designed to penetrate the toughest barriers while maintaining terminal performance, both rounds have quickly become the choice for some of the most intense duty situations. The 308 Win. load in particular achieves accuracy and terminal performance unmatched by other ammunition.


    For Sweden, I think that most of the Federal 5,56s would sooner or later travel down a barrel of a LWRCI M6IC or a Heckler & Koch G36, as used by the Regional SWAT teams. The 308 Wins possibly through the Heckler & Koch HK417 of the National Task Force.

    TFB has covered the new firearms that the Swedish Police are using, and they are Made in the USA as well by LWRC. Check here and here for more details.

    In Norway, the Emergency Response Unit uses Diemaco C8 assault rifle.

    In Denmark, I cannot find any sources as to what kind of 5,56 or 7,62 the Police are using, but possibly the Diemaco as well?

    Below: LWRC M6 IC-E. “Belongs to the Police”, translated from Swedish on the upper.

    Headquartered in Anoka, Minnesota, Federal Cartridge Company has been providing hunters and shooters with high-quality rimfire, centerfire and shotshell ammunition since 1922. It pioneered the Premium category of ammunition and is part of the world’s leading ammunition manufacturer, Vista Outdoor. For more information on Federal, visit www.federalpremium.com.

    Eric B

    Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics, thermals and suppressors. TCCC Certified. Occasionaly seen in a 6×6 Bug Out Vehicle, always with a big smile.