Winchester Lands $9M Army NGSW Tracer Manufacturing Study Contract

Winchester receives $9M NGSW tracer manufacturing study contract from U.S. Army

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posted on November 7, 2022
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Winchester has been awarded by the U.S. Army a $9 million cost-plus contract to complete a manufacturing study for tracer projectile production for the 6.8 mm Next Generation Squad Weapon (NGSW) program.

Work for the contract will be performed at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant (LCAAP) in Independence, Missouri—the only government-owned, contractor-operated small-caliber ammunition production facility in the United States. Winchester took over the operation of the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant back in 2020. Encompassing nearly 4,000 acres, the facility provides small-caliber military ammunition for both training and combat, also serving as a national test center for ammunition performance and firing.

“Winchester is very excited to begin executing this critical 6.8 mm NGSW trace ammunition study at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant,” Brett Flaugher, president of Winchester, said. “With the goal of improving soldier capability, this groundbreaking work will utilize new tracer technology to create robust production processes and enable the transition of prototype trace technology into fielded NGSW tracer ammunition. This NGSW tracer ammunition produced at Lake City will equip the future American Warfighter and help maintain the safety and defense of our nation.”

Learn more at winchester.com.

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