The outlandish purchase of billions of rounds of ammunition by the federal government has created a serious shortage in the United States. In response, according to a Russian website Lenta.ru, suppliers in the United States are turning to Russia to fill the gap.
From Lenta.ru translated by Google on Friday:U.S. private companies purchased from Russian producers 900 million rounds of ammunition for rifles and pistols. This is with reference to sources in the military-industrial circles reported April 26 the newspaper “Izvestia”.
The subject of the contract with the Russian factories, steel machine-gun cartridges of 7.62 x 39 millimeters and a pistol – caliber 9×19 mm. It is reported that customers were five U.S. companies, including Intrac Arms International LLC and Wolf Perfomance Ammunition.Negotiations on the supply began in 2011 with the participation of “Rosoboronexport”.
The first batch of cartridges were sent to American buyers in early 2013. Amount of the contract is not a source told the publication.For information about the availability of the agreement “News” confirmed at the Ulyanovsk cartridge plant.