Skip to comments.American Ordnance lands $63.9 million munitions contract
Posted on 08/14/2017 5:27:25 PM PDT by iowamark
Middletown, Iowa Starting next year, the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant will begin producing new high velocity training rounds.
U.S. Army Contracting Command in Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, awarded a $63.9 million contract for multi-year production of the M918E1 40mm high velocity training rounds.
The contract was awarded to American Ordinance, which produces ammunition through the IAAP. American Ordinance is a subsidiary of Day & Zimmerman, which provides construction, engineering, staffing and defense for corporations and governments around the world. American Ordinance faced competition from several domestic and international companies that were also engineering the round.
The round, known as a DNT (Day/Night/Thermal), provides visual signatures during day and night training, as well as an infrared signature for thermal sight training.
In other words, its a round that can be seen any time of day....
(Excerpt) Read more at thehawkeye.com ...
That’s a lotta bang for the buck.
Will this 40mm be available to the public at some point for CCW carriers?
OK it was a joke. I am sure many will post to point out the difference between 40mm and 40 cal. I knew this and posted in humor. The 40mm is 4cm which is about 2 inches diameter.
I am not saying I would not want a 40mm, just saying.
And I carry that concealed every day ...
HE rounds would be a good choice in case you drove into an ANTIFA rally!
That could be my next car gun.
Mix of HE and frag would seem appropriate.
That must be the low velocity variant 40X46mm. The HV variant is 40X53mm and is the HV variant in this contract and fired from tripod mounted guns on vehicles or helicopters. Hmmm, could I attach to front and back bumpers?
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