Offering drastic weight reduction and claiming superior effective range and accuracy, True Velocity shipped 170K rounds of Next Gen 6.8 ammo to the Army.

True Velocity continues its march as a ammunition provider for military units. A year ago the U.S. Army selected True Velocity for the NGSW program. Now an Australian-based firm, NIOA, brought True Velocity in to make a run at the Australian Defense Force (ADF) LAND 159 Lethality Systems Project.

True Velocity Invited to Australian Defense Force Next-Gen Project

The LAND 159 procurement serves as a solicitation to equip ADF personnel with next-generation weapons. It includes pistols, assault rifles, machine guns, sniper rifles, direct fire support weapons and ammunition. True Velocity will participate directly in the program’s search for next generation ammunition solutions.

“Being added to the shortlist for the LAND 159 program is clear acknowledgment of the benefits that composite ammunition can deliver to the warfighters of the future,” said Chris Tedford, President of True Velocity. “The composite casings we produce provide advantages on the battlefield through improved accuracy, reduced wear and tear on firearms, and a significant reduction in the weight of the ammunition itself compared to traditional brass. True Velocity also offers NIOA and ADF a partner that can put unmatched innovation in ammunition production technology to work benefitting overall logistics and spending.”

NIOA serves as Prime Contractor, in collaboration with the Commonwealth of Australia, for the LAND 159 program. Program participants will deliver submissions to the ADF in three phases over the next decade. The program seeks both sniper and close combat weapon systems.

“For NIOA, the LAND 159 program is all about the next generation of Australia’s defense industry and, most importantly, the next generation of the ADF,” CEO Robert Nioa said. “The work of these young men and women is entrusted to all of us involved in the LAND 159 program. Their safety, and their ability to successfully complete missions is of the utmost importance and is why we must ensure that the ADF has the best equipment and ammunition available for years to come.’’

Recently, True Velocity became the first composite-cased ammo manufacturer admitted into SAAMI. For more information on True Velocity, visit

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