ATK awarded new ammunition deal by US Army Guy Anderson Editor Alliant Techsystems (ATK) has received an initial USD105 million contract as part of a three-year award by the US Army Sustainment Command to supply non-standard ammunition for the security forces of Afghanistan. The award, announced on 1 October, is the latest in a series of such contracts received by ATK, which has noted strong opportunities related to the supply of non-military ammunition for locally used weapons. The 1 October accord will - if all options are excercised - exceed USD200 million. "This is ATK's second contract from the US Army to supply non-standard [non-NATO] ammunition for the security forces of Afghanistan," ATK said in a statement. The first award, valued at USD87 million, was awarded in December 2008. ATK has outsourced the production of ammunition in plants in the former Yugoslavia and Bulgaria for Afghan forces weapons, such as AK-47 assault rifles. Under a Department of Defense contract, ATK oversaw quality control and production in the plants.