Federal Ammunition announced in late July that it had been selected to supply specialized alloy-cased ammunition for the U.S. Army’s ongoing Next Generation Carbine Technologies (NGCT) program trials.
The contract calls for an unspecified amount of both 7.62x51 mm NATO and other “novel” ammunition.
“Our use of a proprietary high-performance alloy cartridge case will provide the U.S. Army NGCT team with an excellent ammunition platform for evaluation of advanced Next Generation weapon concept performance. Program results will serve to inform the direction of future Next Generation weapon technology decisions for the U.S. Army,” said David Leis, Federal’s Vice President of Law Enforcement, Government and International Sales.
The utilization of alloy cases reduces the ammunition’s weight relative to standard brass-cased loads, while also allowing for the safe use of higher chamber pressures, and, according to the company, products making use of this technology are expected to also be offered to the commercial market in the near future. For more information, visit federalpremium.com.