"The winning contractor will have to be able to ramp up to delivering 2.8 million rounds of ball ammunition per month within three years and 1.6 million rounds of special-purpose ammunition per month within three years, according the RFP”
That’s per month. So after the Army picks three finalists, it will ultimately select a winner to produce more than 280,000 full-size handguns and 7,000 compact versions, and the other services may buy another 212,000 systems, according to the article. And on top of that, the winner will also be supplying the bullets. It’ll be interesting to see how the gun-makers and ammo-makers respond to the request.