Winchester Ammunition has once again won big. The company will be producing the Army’s 7.62mm cartridge at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant.
This contract is worth $13 million and requires that Winchester handle the entire manufacturing process. This contract is just one part of a larger $8 billion contract from the government. The government is contracting Winchester to make this ammo and more at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Missouri.
The facility this ammo is being produced in is owned by the Federal Government and Winchester is being contracted to run the facility as other companies have been contracted to in the past.
This ammunition is going to be used by the Army up until it is replaced alongside its current standard arms for the new weapon systems it is running trials for. The new firearms the Army is looking for will be chambered in the 6.8mm cartridge and it is likely that Winchester will be helping to manufacture that cartridge as well.