Winchester awarded $13 million U.S. Army small arms ammunition contract

This contract comes as part of Winchester’s current $8 billion contract to operate government-owned small caliber ammunition plant production facility in Missouri

Winchester awarded $13 million U.S. Army small arms ammunition contract

Photo: Winchester official website

Winchester, the largest manufacturer of small arms ammunition for the United States Military, recently announced that it had been awarded a $13 million contract for the 7.62mm cartridge (presumably M80 ball).

Thefirearmblog.com website reports that the new ammunition contract will be handled by the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant (LCAAP) which is located in Independence, Missouri. This plant is the only government-owned, contractor-operated small caliber ammunition plant production facility in the United States.

This $13 Million contract for 7.62mm ammunition comes as part of Winchester’s current $8 billion contract to operate the government-owned facility.

7.62x51mm NATO has been in use by the United States from the mid 20th century (1954) up to and including today. The United States Army uses 7.62x51mm NATO for everything from designated marksman roles to machine gun duty. 

In addition to 7.62x51mm NATO, the Lake City Ammunition Plant under the supervision of the privately-owned Winchester Ammunition produces all sorts of small arms ammunition that are used by all branches of the United States military as well as United States law enforcement agencies like the FBI.

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