Federal Ammunition has been awarded a 5-year contract to produce US Army 5.56mm training ammunition valued at $114 million. 5.56mm AA40 frangible ammunition is used by US military branches in rifles and carbines chambered in this caliber for training.
“This contract is historic,” said Jason Vanderbrink, president of Federal Munitions. “It is the largest government contract awarded to Federal in its 100 years of operation and speaks volumes about the confidence the United States military has in our American workforce to assemble the best products for our service men and women.”
“Successful execution of the AA40 contract requires large-scale production capabilities combined with stringent quality control measures,” said Erik Carlson, senior director of operations at Federal’s headquarters in Anoka, MN. “Awards of this magnitude are validation of Federal’s committed workforce to meet these demands and provide the best possible ammunition for our US Armed Forces time and time again.”
“Federal’s frangible training ammunition has been recognized as the best in the business by the US military and this latest contract award from the US Army continues that recognition,” said Vice President of Government Sales , David Leys. “The ammunition is designed to disintegrate into small fragments on impact, minimizing the risks of excessive penetration and ricochet, making it ideal for training purposes.”
Federal ammunition can be found at dealers across the country or purchased directly online. For more information on federal ammunition, visit www.federalpremium.com.