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M795 Projectile 155mm High Explosive HE

This program is an effort to support the Program Executive Office for Field Artillery Systems to begin production of the M795 projectile. The Army has selected the M795 projectile to eventually replace the standard M107 projectile. The M795 projectile was chosen because it provides an increase in lethality as well as an increase in range, while utilizing a conventional High Explosive Fill.

On 21 January 1999 Chamberlain Manufacturing Corp., Scranton Army Ammunition Plant, Scranton, PA, was awarded $11,931,727 (base year total) as part of a $27,182,227 (total if all options are exercised) firm-fixed-price supply contract for 57,580 155 mm, high explosive M795 projectile metal parts and 57,580 flexible rotating band covers. Work will be performed in Scranton, Pa., and is expected to be completed by June 30, 2002. There were two bids solicited on July 14, 1998, and two bids were received. The contracting activity is the US Army Tank-Automotive & Armaments Command, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ.


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