Via a reader: AAI awarded sole-source contract by US Army
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AAI Corporation, an aerospace and defence systems company and a business unit of Textron Inc (NYSE: TXT), announced on 11 December that it has been awarded a three-year, sole-source contract from the US Army’s Joint Service Small Arms Program Office, based at the Armament Research, Development & Engineering Centre, New Jersey, US.
Under the contract AAI will continue to develop Lightweight Small Arms Technologies (LSAT). AAI will continue, under a prior contract, to develop the 5.56-millimeter light machine gun and two lightweight ammunition technologies, including a cased telescoped (plastic-cased) design and a caseless design.
AAI also will begin development of a new cased telescoped carbine rifle variant.