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BAE Systems has been the operating contractor for the Holston Army Ammunition Plant in Kingsport, Tenn. for the past 12 years and was selected in May 2011 as the operating contractor for the Radford Army Ammunition Plant in Radford, Va. Learn more about each of these facilities below.
About Radford AAP
The U.S. military’s primary propellant manufacturer
Situated on more than 7,000 acres in southwestern Virginia, the Radford Army Ammunition Plant was built in the 1940s to support the war effort. It has played an important role in every American conflict since then, and today is the core propellant-manufacturing facility for the U.S. Department of Defense.
Radford is capable of producing mass quantities of solvent and solventless propellants to support direct fire, indirect fire, and rocket applications. The facility uses a variety of ingredients in its propellant-making process, including nitroglycerin and nitrocellulose. Radford currently is the primary supplier of solventless propellants and is the only North American manufacturer and supplier of nitrocellulose.
About Holston AAP
A main supplier of explosive materials to the U.S. Department of Defense
Spanning more than 6,000 acres in Kingsport, Tenn., the Holston Army Ammunition Plant is the major supplier of explosive materials (primarily RDX- and HMX-based products) to the U.S. Department of Defense. The facility has state-of-the-art equipment and capabilities for nitration chemistry, acid handling and recovery, and other chemical-processing operations.
Holston recently earned industry and national acclaim for producing IMX 101, the first in a family of “insensitive munitions.” Insensitive munitions are far more stable than conventional TNT and Composition B, making the weapons systems they support safer for troops to transport and handle.