US Army orders training ammunition from Alliant

Aerospace and defence company Alliant Techsystems has received a $54m (£33.4m) order for 120mm training tank ammunition from the US Army.

The award is for the fourth year of a four-year contract.

The 120mm training ammunition, used by the M1A1/A2 Abrams main battle tank, includes the M865 kinetic energy and the M1002 multi-purpose anti-tank training rounds.

These training rounds closely replicate tactical ammunition in appearance and ballistic performance to provide the warfighter with an affordable yet realistic training experience.