The US Air Force has awarded Alliant Techsystems a contract to produce and supply 30mm ammunition. The contract is worth $20 million and the ammunition will be delivered by December 2010.
Under the contract, ATK will provide 30mm PGU-46/B High Explosive Incendiary ammunition for the Mk44 cannon, previously produced by ATK. The Mk44 is used on the MC-130W Combat Spear gunship which support operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. The contract was awarded by the Air Force Special Operations Command contracting office. Mark DeYoung, President of Armament Systems at ATK, said “ATK is a global leader in integrated weapon systems that include medium-caliber cannons, ammunition, and electronics and fire control systems. Our mission is delivering affordable and innovative technology to provide enhanced solutions and capabilities to customers worldwide.”