Olin Corporation’s Winchester Ammunition division was awarded a construction contract for the next-gen squad weapon—the  Ammunition (NGSW-A) manufacturing facility at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant (LCAAP). The project will be the first new manufacturing facility built at LCAAP in decades.

The new manufacturing plant will provide advanced NGSW-A to the Joint Warfighter. Winchester will manage the construction process, projected to start in the second quarter of 2024.

“A dedicated team of Winchester experts has been working on this project in collaboration with the U.S. Government and other industry stakeholders to design a state-of-the-art, small caliber ammunition manufacturing facility,” said Brett Flaugher, president of Winchester Ammunition. “This new facility will ultimately employ hundreds and utilize innovative and transformational small caliber ammunition manufacturing and safety processes.”

Winchester said it continues to partner with the U.S. Army “to bring transformational technology and capabilities to LCAAP, as the NGSW-A manufacturing facility award comes on the heels of the recent award from the U.S. Army to stand up manufacturing capabilities for .50 Caliber Saboted Light Armor Penetrator (SLAP), which will be ready for production in 2024.”

Winchester reports it is the largest supplier of small-caliber ammunition to the U.S. military.

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