Federal Ammunition Awarded 3 Year Defense Ordnance Technology Consortium Contract

    M240L Reload (Department of Defense)

    Federal Ammunition have announced that they have been awarded a 3-year contract with the Defense Ordnance Technology Consortium. The contract will cover the development of new ammunition and ammunition technology with enhanced lethality.

    Federal Ammunition @ TFB:

    The announcement doesn’t give much more detail on what the technology development is aiming to accomplish. The Department of Defense’s Defense Ordnance Technology Consortium or DOTC serves as a vehicle to focus armaments system technology research and development. It is part of the wider National Armaments Consortium (NAC). The aim is to streamline acquisitions and technology innovation.

    DOTC describe their mission as:

    To enhance our Warfighter’s lethality, survivability and combat effectiveness by facilitating the industrial and academic research, development and technology demonstrations needed to advance and expand our military technological superiority.

    One of the DOTC’s many areas of interest is ammunition with the development of improved elements of small arms ammunition including projectiles, primers, propellants.

    Inside Federal’s factory (Federal Ammunition)

    Here’s Federal’s announcement on the contract:

    ANOKA, Minnesota – June 21, 2021 – Federal Ammunition has been awarded a 3-year contract to partner with the Defense Ordnance Technology Consortium to design, develop, and demonstrate technological superiority in ammunition to enhance the Warfighter’s lethality, survivability, and combat effectiveness.

    “This is a tremendous honor,” stated Jason Vanderbrink, President of Federal Ammunition. “When called upon, Federal wants to provide our industry leading expertise to work alongside our military partners to build only the best ammunition for our servicemen and women whose lives depend on only the best ammunition while defending Americans and our way of life,” stated Vanderbrink.

    Vice President of Government Sales David Leis says with this partnership, Federal will collaborate on programs to improve small caliber ammunition performance through advanced research and development. “By supporting combat operations with precision products designed for long-range fire on select targets, our objective is to increase a soldier’s lethality and survivability with advanced ammunition capabilities,” stated Leis.

    Federal ammunition can be found at dealers nationwide or purchased online direct. For more on Federal ammunition, visit www.federalpremium.com.

    Matthew Moss


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