Winchester, the largest manufacturer of small arms ammunition for the U.S. Army, recently announced that it had won a $ 13 million contract for the 7.62mm cartridge (presumably an M80 bullet).
The Thefirearmblog.com website reports that the new ammunition contract will be managed by the Lake City Army Ammunition Factory (LCAAP), located in Independence, Missouri. This plant is the only government-owned, contractor-operated small arms production facility in the United States.
The $ 13 million contract for 7.62mm ammunition is part of Winchester’s current $ 8 billion contract to operate the government-owned facility.
7.62x51mm NATO has been used by the United States from the mid-20th century (1954) until today. The United States Army uses 7.62 x 51mm NATO for everything from designated sniper roles to machine gun service.
In addition to NATO’s 7.62 x 51mm, the Lake City Ammunition Plant, under the supervision of the private company Winchester Ammunition, produces all kinds of small arms ammunition that is used by all branches of the military. the United States military as well as by United States law enforcement agencies such as the FBI.