Financial Management

Ammunition Procurement

Procurement of Ammunition funds the construction, procurement, production, and modification of ammunition, and accessories therefore; specialized equipment and training devices; practice and general-purpose bombs; airborne rockets; and related support equipment, including spare parts.[1]

Ammunition procurement appropriations are used to finance the following efforts: [1]

  • Production engineering
  • Quality assurance
  • Product improvement within the current performance envelope for items in production
  • Production acceptance test and evaluation
  • Contractor engineering and technical services for multiple sites being stood up (not to exceed 12 months after acceptance of the 1st production article/unit)
  • Integrated logistics support
  • Training planning
  • Site activation planning
  • Production scheduling/planning
  • Project office and acquisition manager technical support services

Each Ammunition Procurement appropriation Budget Activities (BA):

  • BA-1 – Navy Ammunition funds
  • BA-2 – Marine Corps Ammunition
  • BA-01 – Army Ammunition
  • BA-02 – Army Ammunition Production Base Support
  • BA-01 – Air Force Procurement of Ammo
  • BA-02 – Air Force Weapons

Time Limitation
The time limit is available for new obligations for three (3) fiscal years. This appropriation is controlled at the command level on a program-year and line-item basis. Under the program-year concept, new procurement programs should be obligated during the first year of availability to the extent possible. A program year consists of all programs budgeted and approved for funding in a specific budget year. Each procurement action is charged to the program year under which it was budgeted. Subsequently, within scope program cost changes are funded from the program-year account under which the basic transaction occurred.

Funding Policy
Fully Funded.

Types of Costs
Investment costs and intrinsic items of expense when included in the production item/modified item.

Acquisition Milestone
Must be authorized by the Milestone Decision Authority (MDA) for procurement Low-Rate Initial Production (LRIP) or have received a full-rate production decision.

Production quantities, when specified, must match Conference Appropriations Committee tables unless Congressional language allows for the procurement of additional quantities or approval is obtained to buy-to-budget. The majority of these programs do not have quantities specified and may accelerate procurement buys so long as inventory objectives are not exceeded and sponsor approval is obtained.

May NOT Fund
Functions performed by HQ personnel performed as part of HQ oversight; policy development and guidance; management and distribution of resources; program performance review and evaluation; planning, programming, and budgeting; travel of HQ/Program Executive Officer (PEO) personnel; other direct expenses of HQ/PEO personnel; and any other costs more appropriately funded by other specific appropriations.

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Updated: 3/04/2021

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