Army Orders $194M in Cartridges From Northrop Subsidiary

A Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) subsidiary, booked $194M in U.S. Army orders to supply small-caliber ammunition products.

Alliant Techsystems Operations will produce 5.56mm, 7.62mm and Cal. 50 cartridges at a government-owned, contractor-operated manufacturing facility located in Independence, Mo., Northrop said Tuesday.

More than 18B small-caliber rounds have been produced at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant since 2000.

The company also invested in technology platforms to increase product quality, environmental stewardship, efficiency and personnel safety at the factory.

“Every member of the Lake City team understands that the ammunition we produce helps defend freedom and we are humbled by that awesome responsibility,” said Rick Lavelock, vice president for small-caliber systems at Northrop.

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