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Milan Army Ammunition Plant

Milan AAP is 100 miles east/northeast of Memphis in the central section of west Tennessee, east of Milan. It has 22,536 acres, 1,461 buildings, and 6 active production lines.

Milan AAP was established in 1941. The plant was placed on standby after World War II but reopened for the Korean War.

Currently, this plant does LAP for fuzes and other ammunition items such as demolition charges, mortar rounds, and 155-mm projectiles. It also stores and tests ammunition. Contractor: Lockheed Martin Ordnance Systems, Inc.

BRAC 2005

In its 2005 BRAC Recommendations, DoD recommended to close Kansas Army Ammunition Plant (AAP), KS and would relocate 155MM ICM Artillery and 60MM, 81MM, and 120MM Mortar functions to Milan. Capacity and capability for Artillery, Mortars, Missiles, and Pyro/Demo existed at numerous munitions sites. There were 8 sites producing Artillery, 5 producing Mortars, 9 producing Pyro/Demo, and 13 performing Demilitarization. To reduce redundancy and remove excess from the Industrial Base, the closure would allow DoD to create centers of excellence, avoid single point failure, and generate efficiencies.

In another recommendation, DoD recommended to close Lone Star Army Ammunition Plant (AAP), TX. It would relocate the 105MM and 155MM ICM Artillery, MLRS Artillery, Hand Grenades, 60MM and 81MM Mortars functions to Milan AAP. Capacity and capability for Artillery, Mortars, Missiles, Pyro/Demo, and Storage existed at numerous munitions sites. There were 8 sites producing Artillery, 5 producing Mortars, 9 producing Pyro-Demo, 15 performing storage, and 13 performing Demilitarization. To reduce redundancy and remove excess from the Industrial Base, the closure would allow DoD to create centers of excellence, avoid single point failure, and generate efficiencies. Goal is to establish multi-functional sites performing Demilitarization, Production, Maintenance, and Storage. Lone Star primarily performed only one of the 4 functions.



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