The U.S. Army has awarded Olin Winchester LLC a $15 million cost-plus contract for the design of the NGSW (Next Generation Squad Weapon) ammunition manufacturing facility.
Work for the new contract will be performed at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant (LCAAP) in Independence, Missouri, which is the only government-owned, contractor-operated small caliber ammunition production facility in the United States. Winchester is the largest manufacturer of small caliber ammunition for the U.S. military.
“Winchester is honored to have been awarded this NGSW ammunition manufacturing facility design project at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant,” said Brett Flaugher, president of Winchester. “The ultimate design will incorporate best practices, key learnings and stakeholder input to create a state-of-the-art production facility which delivers the U.S. Army an optimal manufacturing solution for NGSW ammunition. The NGSW ammunition produced at Lake City’s new facility will equip the American Warfighter for success on the battlefield for generations to come, helping to ensure the nation’s security and defense.”
The Lake City Army Ammunition Plant is the single largest producer of small arms ammunition for United States Armed Forces. Military small arms cartridges currently made there include 5.56 mm, 7.62 mm and .50-caliber.
Recently, Lake City announced a recruitment campaign to build a solid workforce foundation for NGSW ammo manufacture.
“These skilled individuals will form the crucial first generation of the Winchester NGSW ammunition production team at Lake City,” added Flaugher. “This team’s focus will be to ensure every round of 6.8 mm ammunition produced at Lake City is Warfighter ready.”
Learn more at winchester.com.