Published On: Tue, Feb 12th, 2019

BAE Systems wins US Army contract for Holston Army Ammunition Plant modernization

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Defense industry news : BAE Systems has bagged a $74.7 million contract from the US Army for the design, construction and commissioning of the Recrystallization and Slurry Coating Formulation facility at the Holston Army Ammunition Plant (HSAAP) at Kingsport in Tennessee.

The new facility, which is estimated to be ready in late 2021, is expected to boost production efficiency and modernize energetics manufacturing at the Holston Ammunition Plant.

The Recrystallization and Slurry Coating Formulation facility is expected to play an important role in the manufacturing process of various products that support the military. It is one of the many multi-year US Army-driven modernization requirements for the installation.

BAE Systems secures US Army contract for Holston Army Ammunition Plant modernization

BAE Systems secures US Army contract for Holston Army Ammunition Plant modernization. Photo courtesy of BAE Systems.

Mark Hellstern – director of modernization of Ordnance Systems at BAE Systems said: “The new facility will allow HSAAP to enhance production capabilities of our current product base and will support future product requirements as needed by the U.S. Department of Defense.

“Our modernization efforts will help ensure the long-term viability of the Holston facility in its strategic support to meet current and future demands, both domestically and abroad.”

According to BAE Systems, the new facility will enable energetics to be recrystallized to comply with quality and formulation specifications. It will also have dual use capability to dewater material which will help prepare it for additional processing.

Since 1999, BAE Systems has been the operating contractor of the Holston Army Ammunition Plant, developing a variety of explosive formulations for military and commercial applications.

The company’s Ordnance Systems business since January 1999 has delivered modernization planning, project management, design, and construction at the US Army munitions plant facilities, which it operates.

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