U.S. Places $87 Million Ammo Order for Afghan Police

U.S. Army Sustainment Command has ordered $87 million worth of…

U.S. Army Sustainment Command has ordered $87 million worth of nonstandard 7.62mm and .50-caliber ammunition, mortars and small rockets from ATK for the Afghan National Security Forces, Army and ATK officials said.

“This is non-NATO or military-specific ammunition. It is more of an Eastern European-caliber product. The [Afghan Army] wants to create a near-term supply of this kind of ammunition. All of it will be delivered in 2009,” said Mark DeYoung, ATK president of armament systems.

The ammo was purchased to help the Afghan National Army in the war against insurgent al-Qaida and Taliban fighters.

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  • Dave

    How much of this ammo will end up killing our boys in some other conflict?

  • Michael

    It makes me laugh at how ironic our government spending is. We keep bitching about not having enough money, yet we still give out horrendous amounts of money to foreign countries as “aid”. Where is our help from foreign nations in our times of need?????