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By Drew Bryant
September 22, 2022,

Recently, the U.S. Army awarded Federal Ammunition a five year contract worth $114 million dollars. This new military contract will supply the U.S. Army with 5.56 Frangible Ammunition to be used for training purposes. The 5.56 frangible ammunition is known as AA40 within the U.S. Army. The Army is still devoted to the 5.56 cartridge and the M4 platform for the foreseeable future. Despite the Army recently awarding SIG SAUER the NGSW contract with the M5 Spear and the 6.8 hybrid cartridge.

Below, is the press release from Federal Ammunition on being awarded the U.S. Army Frangible Ammunition contract.

Press Release

ANOKA, Minnesota – September 14, 2022 – Federal Ammunition has been awarded a 5-year contract to produce the United States Army’s 5.56mm training ammunition valued at $114 million dollars. AA40 5.56mm frangible ammunition is used by the U.S. military branches in rifles and carbines chambered for this caliber for training.

“This contract is historic,” said Jason Vanderbrink, President of Federal Ammunition. “It is the largest government contract awarded to Federal in its 100-years of operation and speaks volumes to the trust the United States military has in our American workforce assembling the best products for our servicemen and servicewomen.”

“Successfully executing on the AA40 contract requires large scale production capabilities combined with stringent quality control measures,” said Erik Carlson, Senior Director of Operations at Federal’s headquarters located in Anoka, MN. “Awards of this magnitude are validation of Federal’s committed workforce to meet these demands and provide the best ammunition possible for our U.S. Armed Forces time and time again.”

“Federal’s frangible training ammunition has been recognized as the best in the business by the United States military and this latest U.S. Army awarded contract continues that recognition,” said Vice President of Government Sales David Leis. “The ammunition is designed to disintegrate into small fragments on impact, minimizing over-penetrating and ricochet hazards, making it ideal for training purposes.”

Federal ammunition can be found at dealers nationwide or purchased online direct. For more on Federal ammunition, visit

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