Federal Premium received a Navy ammunition contract worth $41 million over five years, the company announced recently. Additionally, the Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract, awarded by U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC), is for Mk 318 Mod 0 carbine small rifle cartridges.
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Federal will begin shipping the ammunition in early 2019 to Navy and Marine Corps units, according to the release.
Navy Ammunition Contract: Mk 318 Mod 0
Firstly, the Mk 318 Mod 0 cartridge utilizes Federal’s unique barrier defeating projectile and is compatible with existing 5.56mm weapons systems, according to Federal. Also, the 62-grain open tip match, lead free projectile is designed to defeat intermediate barriers. Further, the round provides terminal performance through barriers commonly encountered on the battlefield, including vehicle windshields and doors.
“This contract demonstrates the design and production strengths within our business, achieving our goals of meeting customer requirements,” said Federal Ammunition President Jason Vanderbrink. “We are enthused Federal ammunition will continue to serve Navy and Marine Corps units, and their unique needs in combat. Design parameters and development of the projectile, a joint effort between Federal and NASWC, represent the continued innovation, and …Read the Rest
Source:: Tactical Life