Categories: ArmyNewsPhoto

U.S. Army confirms plan to acquire new SLAM portable multipurpose munition


The U.S. Army Contracting Command has confirmed plan to acquire a new M4A1 Selectable Lightweight Attack Munition (SLAM) and M320A1 SLAM Trainer Kit.

The Army announced in Jul. 23 notice posted to the U.S. government’s main contracting website that it intends to issue a non-competitive Request for Proposal (RFP) to Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems (NGIS), Doing Business As (DBA) Orbital Alliant Techsystems, Inc. (OATK), for the procurement of the M4A1 Selectable Lightweight Attack Munition (SLAM) and M320A1 SLAM Trainer Kit.

SLAM is a multipurpose munition designed to be readily portable and hand-emplaced against lightly armored infantry vehicles, parked aircraft and petroleum storage sites. It can operate day and night during all weather conditions to defeat selected targets using an Explosively Formed Penetrator warhead.

Military Headlines

SLAM has four operating modes: bottom-attack, side-attack, timed-demolition and operator-initiated mode. SLAM will self-destruct at the end of a set time selected by the operator during its employment.

According to an announcement posted on Federal Business Opportunities, the M320A1 SLAM Trainer Kit design is comprised of identical size, shape, and external interface of the M4A1 SLAM, but is completely inert and powered to provide visual and audible feedback to the user.

Also noted that the period of performance for this contract will be for five years from the date of contract award. The contract will include a minimum guarantee of $10,000,000.00 and a maximum contract ceiling price of $92,966,361.00. As future requirements are identified during the period of performance, the Government will utilize FFP delivery orders, as applicable.

Photo by Pfc. Javon Spence
Photo by Gertrud Zach
Photo by Gertrud Zach
Published by

You May Also Like

Elistair unveils new Orion 2 tethered drone

The French company, Elistair has unveiled its new unmanned aerial vehicle, called ORION 2. According to a company… Read More

Nov 5, 2020

Archer wins multi-sensor binoculars supply contract for Asia-Pacific army

Ukrainian-based Thermal Vision Technologies company, woks under the Archer brand name,  has secured a contract for the supply… Read More

Nov 5, 2020

C-130 military transport aircraft makes emergency landing in Russia

A Bangladesh Air Force C-130 transport plane made an emergency landing at Khabarovsk airport in Russia. Local officials… Read More

Nov 5, 2020

BAE Systems to deliver critical components for U.S. Army’s future helicopters

Aerospace giant BAE Systems awarded multiple contracts from the U.S. Army to deliver autonomy capabilities for the Future… Read More

Nov 4, 2020

Pentagon awards $4.4 billion cloud-based solution deal to General Dynamics

Pentagon has awarded General Dynamics a $4.4 Billion  Defense Enterprise Office Solutions (DEOS) contract, according to a company… Read More

Nov 4, 2020

Russia deploying disinformation to discredit Ukrainian defense industry

Russia has deployed a significant disinformation campaign against the Ukrainian defense industry to drive out the independent competitor.… Read More

Nov 4, 2020

Russian upgraded Tu-160M bomber completes maiden flight

Russia has surprised the world by announcing the successful test flight of a Cold War-era Tu-160M heavy strategic bomber… Read More

Nov 3, 2020

Lithuanian company develops hybrid electric buggy for special forces

OSTARA's engineers are working to develop a future high-speed off-road troop transport with a hybrid propulsion system. The… Read More

Nov 3, 2020

This website uses cookies.

Read More