US Army awards AKE tactical tank round contract to ATK

US aerospace and defence company ATK has received a $77m (£48m), three-year contract to develop and qualify the M829E4 120mm Advanced Kinetic Energy (AKE) tactical tank round for the US Army.

Once this contract is complete, ATK will have finished the second phase of the Engineering Manufacture Design (EMD) work required to qualify the new round for use with the Army’s M1A2 SEP Abrams Main Battle Tank.