U.S. Army Awards Federal Premium $13.8 Million Ammunition Contract
Adam Scepaniak 09.10.20
Federal Premium is known the world over for producing high-quality ammunition for law enforcement, military, and civilian groups alike. Quite frequently they will obtain a military ammunition contract for their tremendous capacity to fill large orders and still produce to tight tolerances. This has happened once again with a newly secured U.S. Army contract that is outlined in the complete Press Release from Federal Premium below:
ANOKA, Minnesota – Federal Ammunition was recently given a new $13.8 million delivery order based on its contract awarded in 2017 by the U.S. Army. The order is for 5.56 NATO MK311 Frangible Ammunition, which is better known by ordnance code AA40. This military-grade, training ammunition has a 50-grain frangible bullet comprised of a non-toxic, copper and tungsten powder matrix core, and a gilding metal jacket. It disintegrates into small fragments on impact, minimizing over-penetration and ricochet hazards.
“One of the differentiators of AA40 is the use of Federal’s exclusive Catalyst primer. It’s a lead-free technology that provides the most reliable, consistent ignition possible,” said VP of Law Enforcement, Government and International Sales David Leis. “Unlike many other lead-free primer formulations, Catalyst primers have unique properties that allow them to be effectively and safely used in service ammunition. Catalyst primers have been used in hundreds of millions of rounds of ammunition delivered to military, law enforcement and commercial customers to-date.”
“We have a long history of providing high quality specialty ammunition to multiple branches of the U.S. military. Their continued trust is of the utmost importance to us, and is something we are certainly most proud of,” said Federal Ammunition President Jason Vanderbrink. “With this, Federal Ammunition continues to demonstrate surety of supply, professional capability, the ability to meet all specifications, and reliable delivery on production expectations of our military contracts.”
With Federal Premium being awarded this $13.8 Million U.S. Army ammunition contract to produce 5.56 NATO MK311 Frangible Ammunition for the foreseeable future, they should be plenty busy if they were not running 24 hour shifts already. As always, let us know all of your thoughts in the Comments below. We love to receive you feedback.