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U.S. Army to acquire ammunition for AK-47 rifles and DshKM machine guns

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On May 23, the U.S. Army Contracting Command posted a notice on the U.S. government’s main contracting website, asking for information from contractors about their ability to produce and delivery Non-NATO commercial ammunition.

According to recently notice, the U.S. Army looks to acquire special ammunition for use with Russian-made assault rifles, pistols, sniper rifles and machine guns.

The U.S. Army Contracting Command, on behalf of the Office of the Project Manager, Maneuver Ammunition Systems (OPM-MAS), is issuing a market survey to identify technically and financially capable sources for supplying and delivering multiple variants of Special Ammunition & Weapon Systems (SAWS) and Non NATO commercial ammunition from around the world for delivery to OCONUS locations.

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According to general specification from the notice, the U.S. Army looks to buy small-caliber ammunition for use with Makarov and Tokarev pistols, AK-47 assault rifles, PKM and YaKB / DshKM machine guns, SVD Dragunov sniper rifles.

Also noted that an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Multiple Award production contract utilizing Full & Open Competition (F&OC) provisions, for the period of Fiscal Year (FY) 21 – FY26 is contemplated for this acquisition.

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