May 2—OXFORD — For the second time in two months, Oxford-based Olin Winchester has been awarded a contract to provide ammunition for the U.S. Army.
An announcement was made Friday that the company has been awarded a $51.8 million modification to a contract W52P1J-21-C-0016 to manufacture 5.56 mm, 7.62 mm and .50 caliber ammunition.
The work will be performed in Oxford with an estimated completion date of Sept. 29, 2023. Fiscal 2021 and 2022 procurement of ammunition, Army funds in the amount of $51,828,706 were obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, is the contracting activity.
It is the company's fifth contract in five years. In March Olin Winchester was awarded a $145 million fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract to manufacture .38 caliber, .45 caliber and 9mm ammunition for the U.S. Army. The estimated completion date for that contract is March 27, 2027. In March of last year, the company secured a $37 million contract for 5.56mm, 7.62mm and .50 caliber ammunition with a completion date of March 14, 2026.