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ATK Secures .40 Caliber Ammunition Contract with Department of Homeland Security, (DHS, ICE)
Pr Newswire ^ | March 12, 2012 | Market watch

Posted on 03/16/2012 10:59:08 AM PDT by opentalk

--ATK Wins Five-Year, Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity Contract for .40 Caliber Ammunition from DHS, ICE --Additional .40 Caliber Ammunition Contract with 450 Million Round Potential Demonstrates ATK's Leadership in Ammunition Manufacturing

ATK /quotes/zigman/217145/quotes/nls/atk ATK +1.62% announced that it is being awarded an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) agreement from the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (DHS, ICE) for .40 caliber ammunition. This contract features a base of 12 months, includes four option years, and will have a maximum volume of 450 million rounds.

ATK was the incumbent and won the contract with its HST bullet, which has proven itself in the field. The special hollow point effectively passes through a variety of barriers and holds its jacket in the toughest conditions. HST is engineered for 100-percent weight retention, limits collateral damage, and avoids over-penetration.

...ATK will produce the ammunition at the Federal Cartridge Company facility in Anoka, Minn. Deliveries are expected to begin in June

(Excerpt) Read more at marketwatch.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dhs; executiveorder; napolitano; policestate

1 posted on 03/16/2012 10:59:11 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

“When only the best will do...”


2 posted on 03/16/2012 11:01:22 AM PDT by pingman (Durn tootin'; I like Glock shootin'!)
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To: opentalk

Just what the hell is the Dept. of Homeland Insecurity going to do with 450 million rounds of ammunition?

It looks like they are planning on some major paramilitary operations.Though knowing the Government it would probably take that many rounds to train an individual agent.


3 posted on 03/16/2012 11:06:12 AM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: puppypusher
.... going to do with 450 million rounds of ammunition?

Thought the same thing.

4 posted on 03/16/2012 11:21:19 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

Good thing they have my caliber...
2nd hand ammo shoots just as well...


5 posted on 03/16/2012 11:22:31 AM PDT by BuddaBudd (F U B O)
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To: opentalk
A five year contract with thousands of officers qualifying every year. Isn't really that much ammo.
6 posted on 03/16/2012 11:24:22 AM PDT by riverrunner
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To: puppypusher

Why does DHS need hollow point rounds for training and practice at target ranges?

450 million JHP rounds, about 2,250 rounds per DHS employee if all were to be sworn in and holstered-up.

Just curious.


7 posted on 03/16/2012 11:32:39 AM PDT by Skepolitic
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To: puppypusher

Shoot themselves in the leg as they tell us how professional they are? It seems to me they could do that w/ far less than 450million rds tho. Then again they must be poor shots.


8 posted on 03/16/2012 11:40:40 AM PDT by 556x45
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To: puppypusher
Just what the hell is the Dept. of Homeland Insecurity going to do with 450 million rounds of ammunition?

That's only 1-1/2 rounds per citizen...Since it's likely that, unless fired by a sniper, 99% of rounds don't hit anyone, it's not that much.

9 posted on 03/16/2012 11:43:46 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: Skepolitic

I was curious about the hollow point requirement too. The military can only use FMJ to kill combatants. Why does homeland security think it’s necessary to us hp rounds against... Well agains who? Civilians?


10 posted on 03/16/2012 12:24:18 PM PDT by Afterguard
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To: opentalk

What Obama/Chicago marxist is connected with ATK?


11 posted on 03/16/2012 12:24:58 PM PDT by Tailback
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To: Skepolitic

Tsa, atf, boy there goes a lot of toes.


12 posted on 03/16/2012 1:01:39 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Skepolitic

“Civilian Defense Force”? Many H&Ks purchased and previous order of millions of .40 cal needs to be considered.


13 posted on 03/16/2012 2:27:07 PM PDT by mcshot (Friends of A. Breitbart concerned by removal of US flags near the Presidential podium.)
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To: Tailback
What Obama/Chicago marxist is connected with ATK?

All American business's are evil. I remember when only the hippies thought that.

14 posted on 03/16/2012 4:14:11 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: Doe Eyes

Not trying to seem belligerent, but you do realize that the Obama administration operates under the “pay to play” system right? “AKA The Chicago Way” This means that only friendly companies to the administration are awarded contracts, which are inflated to allow enought profit for a set amount to be kicked back to the powers that be.

This is not business as usual, or capitalist market forces in action. This is crony capitalism or technically FASCISM.


15 posted on 03/16/2012 4:52:59 PM PDT by Tailback
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To: Tailback
Not trying to seem belligerent, but you do realize that the Obama administration operates under the “pay to play” system right?

Iif you're going to imply that ATK is in bed with Obama, post some evidence. My experience with ATK does not show that. Personally, I think you like to trash American businesses.

16 posted on 03/16/2012 5:23:24 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: Doe Eyes

Well after some research you are correct. Ronald Fogleman is the Chairman of ATK industries. He also happens to be the retired Air Force Chief of Staff that succeeded the disastrous Merril McPeak. He has donated mostly to GOPe candidates and is a typical retired officer pretending to be a businessman while all he really is doing is whoring for the military industrial complex using his connections within the Air Force. A glorified lobbyist basically with a large stock package and a snazzy military retirement on top.

As a coincidence, ATK bought out Hercules (gunpowder manufacturer) that a NG officer I knew worked for as a chemical engineer. They had to have known each other which drives my opinion of both even lower if that’s possible.


17 posted on 03/16/2012 7:44:15 PM PDT by Tailback
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To: Skepolitic
Holy crap. Are these two things connected?!? FRpost re: "Executive Order: National Defense Resources Preparedness The White House ^ | 3/16/12 | "
18 posted on 03/17/2012 11:47:01 PM PDT by pillut48 (Israel doesn't have a friend in President Obama...and neither does the USA! (h/t pgkdan))
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To: null and void; pillut48

Nutjob conspiracy list worthy?

Oh yeah...


19 posted on 03/18/2012 6:39:34 AM PDT by OwenKellogg (Charter Member of the Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List)
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To: BuddaBudd

Amen, I hope they get some 9mm for me also.


20 posted on 03/18/2012 6:43:13 AM PDT by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: OwenKellogg; puppypusher; mnehring; COUNTrecount; Nowhere Man; FightThePower!; C. Edmund Wright; ...
Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!

To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you need only threaten to report me to the Admin if I don’t add you to the list...

Just what the hell is the Dept. of Homeland Insecurity going to do with 450 million rounds of ammunition?

What indeed?

21 posted on 03/18/2012 11:08:44 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1153 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: null and void

450/25 = 18. 18 Rounds per teaparty member. The concentration camps would be far more expensive.

IMHO


22 posted on 03/18/2012 11:23:07 AM PDT by quickquiver (No, means N O.)
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To: null and void
Just what the hell is the Dept. of Homeland Insecurity going to do with 450 million rounds of ammunition?

The real question is what are they going to do with the 150 million rounds that are left over?

23 posted on 03/18/2012 11:54:03 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Texas Eagle

18 rounds per? Now you’re really worrying me, TE.


24 posted on 03/18/2012 12:14:50 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry 0bummer and another 4yrs of his Regime From Hell!)
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To: opentalk

What Good Can a Handgun Do Against An Army?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-backroom/2312894/posts


25 posted on 03/18/2012 12:19:17 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: puppypusher; lightman; Questori

I don’t like *where* all this/that is leading, p.


26 posted on 03/18/2012 12:19:44 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry 0bummer and another 4yrs of his Regime From Hell!)
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To: null and void

Obama DID have some “shovel-ready jobs” in mind: seems like you’re so busy with the Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping job that you’ll have to hire new workers soon.

It’s the same thing as Cloward-Piven though, basically. Overwhelm the watchdogs with so much really serious stuff that there’s not enough time to even scratch the surface of one major attack before the next one comes.

At this point anybody whose Geiger counter isn’t going nuts is probably a few batteries shy of a full circuit.


27 posted on 03/18/2012 12:22:44 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: null and void
"Just what the hell is the Dept. of Homeland Insecurity going to do with 450 million rounds of .40 caliber ammunition?
28 posted on 03/18/2012 1:02:09 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: butterdezillion; null and void
At this point anybody whose Geiger counter isn’t going nuts is probably a few batteries shy of a full circuit.

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null and void’s Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!

 

 

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29 posted on 03/18/2012 1:25:41 PM PDT by OwenKellogg (Charter Member of the Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List)
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To: OwenKellogg

Ummmmmmmmm, are you stalking me?


30 posted on 03/18/2012 1:29:19 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1153 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: null and void

No. Just getting really creeped out by the news over the past few weeks.


31 posted on 03/18/2012 1:32:16 PM PDT by OwenKellogg (Charter Member of the Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List)
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To: OwenKellogg

Darn. I should rate at least one stalker by now...


32 posted on 03/18/2012 1:37:12 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1153 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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