Federal Awarded $13 Million Order for MK311 Mod three Frangible five.56 Ammo  -The Firearm Weblog


Sectioned five.56mm rounds. In the center is Mk. 311 Mod Frangible, which makes use of a 50gr bullet with gilding metal jacket and a frangible copper matrix. To its appropriate is Mk. 255 RRLP, which makes use of a 62gr bullet of equivalent style. On the far appropriate is the 70gr TSX “Brown Tip”. Image credit: Wolfganggross

Federal have been awarded a new delivery order with practically $13 million for five.56x45mm MK311 Mod three Frangible Ammunition. The order falls beneath a contract placed earlier in 2017.

Initially created for the US Navy &amp US Marine Corps, MK311 Mod three is a decreased ricochet restricted penetration round which is loaded with a 50gr frangible bullet, identified by a purple tip. The projectile is created of a lead-free of charge powder matrix, wrapped in a gilding metal jacket. This tends to make it best for coaching at ranges with limited backstops.

The contract Federal are referring to is 1 which was awarded to Vista Outside Inc. back in June 2017, worth $52 million. Federal Ammunition is a wholly owned subsidiary of Vista Outside. The original contract possibly named for at least 100 million rounds of ammunition.

Here’s Federal’s statement on the order in complete:

Federal Ammunition was awarded a new delivery order worth $12.9 million beneath its MK311 Mod three Frangible Ammunition contract. Orders have been placed beneath the company’s little-caliber ammunition contract, issued by the U.S. Army Contracting Command in 2017.

five.56mm MK311 Frangible Ammunition, greater identified by its ordnance code, “AA40”, is loaded with a 50-grain frangible bullet comprised of a non-toxic, copper and tungsten powder matrix in a gilding metal jacket. The frangible ammunition is created to disintegrate into little fragments on influence, minimizing more than-penetration and ricochet hazards. The polymer compound round produces restricted splash back, which vastly decreases ricochets, generating it best for coaching applications.

“This newest order continues our lengthy history of supplying only the highest high-quality, most reputable ammunition,” mentioned Federal Ammunition President Jason Vanderbrink, “at Federal we use revolutionary technologies, with business-major elements to create specialized goods for coaching and the battlefield. The ammunition we create serves the U.S. military, and we are humbled to do so.”

For much more info on Federal ammunition stop by their site, www.federalpremium.com.


Matthew Moss

Matthew Moss

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Matt is a British historian specialising in little arms improvement and military history. He has written for a wide variety of publications in each the US and UK he also runs www.historicalfirearms.information, a weblog that explores the history, improvement and use of firearms. Matt is also co-founder of www.armourersbench.com, a new video series on historically important little arms.

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