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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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