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2011-03-10 07:30:00

MINNEAPOLIS, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) has received a $54 million order for 120mm training tank ammunition from the U.S. Army. The award is for the fourth year of a four-year contract. The 120mm training ammunition, used by the M1A1/A2 Abrams main battle tank, includes the M865 kinetic energy and the M1002 multi-purpose anti-tank training rounds. These training rounds closely replicate tactical ammunition in appearance and ballistic performance to...

2010-05-04 09:11:00

MINNEAPOLIS, May 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) has received a $52 million order for 120mm training tank ammunition from the U.S. Army. The award is for the third year of a four-year contract. The 120mm training ammunition, used by the M1A1/A2 Abrams main battle tank, include the M865 kinetic energy and the M1002 multi-purpose anti-tank training rounds. These training rounds closely replicate tactical ammunition in appearance and ballistic performance to...

2009-11-17 07:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) has received a $20 million contract to provide 30mm PGU-46/B High Explosive Incendiary (HEI) ammunition for the ATK-produced Mk44 30mm cannon on the multi-role, MC-130W Combat Spear gunship, which will support operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command (SOCOM) Contracting Office at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio awarded the contract. ATK will produce the...

2009-08-27 07:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) and Rheinmetall Nitrochemie of Germany/Switzerland have signed a new strategic agreement for the transfer of advanced propellant technologies from Nitrochemie to ATK. The technology transfer positions ATK as the exclusive North American provider of Extruded Impregnated (EI), Extruded Composite Low-sensitivity (ECL), Surface Coated Double Base (SCDB), and R-Type propellants. The advanced propellants enhance...

2009-08-17 17:33:00

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- On August 10, 2009, the U.S. Army awarded a $3.994 million performance-based task order to Shaw Environmental, Inc., Knoxville, Tenn., for environmental remediation services at Radford Army Ammunition Plant, Va. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Baltimore District awarded the task order on a Multiple Award Remediation Contract. The Radford Army ammunition Plant award is a six-year task order that includes achieving Remedy in Place (RIP)...

2008-07-01 06:00:26

Finding of no significant impact for transfer of 80 acres of Army land to the Division of Veterans Services for the construction and operation of a Virg1nia State Veterans Cemetery in Dublin, Virginia at Radford Army Ammunition Plant January, 2008 The Virginia Department Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services (DMHMRSAS) is proposing to acquire 80 acres of Federal land on behalf of the Virginia Department of Veterans Services (DVS) at the Radford Army Ammunition Plant...

2007-05-31 06:00:17

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., May 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new production process for the Army's most widely used explosive, TNT, is now underway at Radford Army Ammunition Plant, Va. The process replaced technology that created more than 60,000 pounds per day of "red water," named for the color of TNT exposed to air. Radford completely eliminated the environmental toxin -- and its estimated $1 million annual disposal bill -- from the production of the explosive. During the Vietnam...


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