The US Army has awarded a contract to Alliant Techsystems for the supply of 120mm training tank ammunition.

Under the $50m contract, the company will provide 120mm training ammunition including the M865 kinetic energy and the M1002 multipurpose anti-tank training rounds used by the M1A1/A2 Abrams main battle tank.

The training rounds duplicate tactical ammunition and ballistic performance to provide realistic training experience to the warfighter.

Manufacturing work for the tank ammunition propellants will be carried out at the company’s facility at the Radford army ammunition plant, Virginia.