Bucks for bullets: ATACS sorts ammo, saves money, strengthens manpower
Photo Credit: Sgt. John Carkeet IV
A trained soldier can properly inspect one of these rounds in 60 seconds. In that same time period the Automated Tactical Ammunition Classification System, or ATACS, can inspect and sort up to 300 rounds. Although only five ATACS exist in the world, the machines have saved the U.S. government millions of dollars by inspecting and sorting millions of rounds of ammunition that would have otherwise sat at an ammunition supply point for years as hundreds of service members and contractors inspected them by hand.
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