BusinessATK awarded contract to supply ammo to DHS

Published 14 March 2012

ATK scored a major win on Monday with the announcement that it had secured a contract to supply DHS with .40 caliber ammunition

ATK scored a major win on Monday with the announcement that it had secured a contractto supply DHS with .40 caliber ammunition.

The contract includes a base of one year with four option years and a maximum volume of 450 million rounds.

ATK was DHS’ existing supplier for its HST bullet, a hollow point that has been proven to pass through a variety of barriers and hold its jacket in tough conditions. According to a company release, HST is designed for 100 percent weight retention, limits collateral damage, and avoids over penetration.

We are proud to extend our track record as the prime supplier of .40 caliber duty ammunition for DHS, ICE,” said Ron Johnson, the president of ATK’s Security and Sporting group, in a statement. “The HST is a proven design that will continue to serve those who keep our borders safe.”

The firm will manufacture the ammunition at its facility in Anoka, Minnesota and is scheduled to begin deliveries in June.

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