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Norway’s Nammo boosts polymer ammo solutions with MAC LLC takeover

For smaller aircraft, such as the A/MH-6X, the weight savings made possible by using polymer casings could have a significant operational impact, Nammo says. Photo: US Marine Corps

Norwegian ammunition specialist Nammo is strengthening its focus on polymer-cased ammunition after completing the purchase of Mississippi-based MAC LLC in late 2020.

Nammo made its initial investment in MAC in January 2018, before becoming a majority shareholder a year later, in January 2019. MAC’s polymer case designs are today used extensively by both US and international Special Forces units.

MAC LLC is the only provider of polymer-cased ammunition to deliver fully qualified and combat proven products to operational units.

“Bringing in MAC as a full member of the Nammo family fits very well with our overall strategy. It increases our ability to support our men and women in uniform by lightening their load and boosting their combat efficiency, and it reinforces our position as the world leader in specialty ammunition,” said Morten Brandtzæg, President and CEO of Nammo.

“Since we made our initial investment three years ago, we have seen significant interest in the benefits of polymer ammunition from several potential customers. As the only company with an operationally proven product, we believe we are in an excellent position to establish ourselves as the market leaders within this segment,” said Reijo Bragberg, Nammo’s EVP for Small and Medium Caliber Ammunition.

“There is a really good match between MAC and Nammo both in terms of culture, technology and customer segments. That match will be a great asset to us as we continue to expand both our production capacity and product offering to meet the demands of our customers as they continue to evolve,” Nick Malkovich, president of MAC LLC, added.