On March 5th, the US Army announced a significant step toward modernizing its ammunition production capabilities.

The Heartbeat of Missouri Gets a New Beat

In the heart of Independence, Missouri, something big’s happening at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant (LCAAP) – a hefty nod from Uncle Sam to Olin Winchester, the folks keeping the gears turning there.

They’ve got the green light to build a beast of a facility dedicated to cranking out rounds for the Army’s Next Generation Squad Weapon (NGSW).

The NGSW program is a major modernization initiative to replace existing infantry rifles and light machine guns.