Winchester Awarded $13M U.S. Army Small Arms Ammunition Contract

by
posted on December 7, 2021
wincharmycontract_7-62-dec2021-1.jpg

A U.S. Army small arms contract valued at $13 million has been awarded to Winchester Ammunition. The contract specifies the development of manufacturing processes for the 7.62 mm cartridge at the company's Lake City Army Ammunition Plant.

Winchester is the largest manufacturer of small caliber ammunition for the U.S. military.

As mentioned, contract-related work will be performed at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant (LCAAP) located in Independence, Mo., which notably is the only government-owned, contractor-operated small caliber ammunition production facility in the United States. This latest 7.62 mm project was awarded under Winchester’s $8 billion contract to operate the LCAAP facility, which the company took control of last year.

The Lake City Army Ammunition Plant is the single largest producer of small arms ammunition for the United States Armed Forces. Military small arms cartridges made at LCAAP include 5.56 mm, 7.62 mm and .50-caliber.

Here is what Brett Flaugher, president of Winchester Ammunition, said about the new 7.62 mm cartridge contract with the Army.

“Winchester is extremely proud to have been awarded this military ammunition manufacturing development project. Our entire Lake City team is honored and wholly committed to supporting the U.S. Warfighter.”

Earlier this year, Winchester Ammunition scored a .308 Win./7.62x51 mm NATO small arms manufacturing contract from the Department of Justice for the FBI's sniper program totaling $5 million.

Learn more at Winchester.com.


Read more: Winchester Ammunition Awarded $5M FBI Sniper Contract

Latest

Oct2022mtmcasegard 1
Oct2022mtmcasegard 1

New: MTM Case-Gard Double Scoped Rifle Case

This double rifle case can handle guns up to 50½ inches long

New: Steiner T6Xi Tactical Riflescopes

Steiner says its new T6Xi riflescope lineup “combines advanced German engineering with made-in-America precision.”

Winchester Launches Fall Gear Collection, Adds Folds Of Honor Round Up Option

Winchester releases new fall apparel and gear, along with new Folds of Honor ‘Round Up’ option to Gear Store website checkout

Beretta Celebrating 496-Year History As Firearms Manufacturer

Beretta USA website offering a 20-percent discount that expires Friday, October 7, 2022

Competitors’ Corner: October 2022

Highlights from the October 2022 issue of Shooting Sports USA, the NRA’s competitive shooting journal

GATORZ Adds Cerakote Options To Marauder Frames

GATORZ expands Marauder ballistic line with cerakote color options

Interests



Get the best of Shooting Sports USA delivered to your inbox.