Milan Army Ammunition Plant

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Milan Army Ammunition Plant (MLAAP) is an ammunition plant of the United States Army near Milan, Tennessee and about 23 miles (37 km) north of Jackson, Tennessee.


Capabilities of the center include: load, assemble and pack ammunition; 40 mm cartridges; mortars and components; artillery projectiles; ignition cartridges; propelling charges; bursters; grenades; Tactical Missile System; demilitarization/disposal; renovation/reclamation; development and production test support; and logistical support.


Milan Ordnance Depot and Wolf Creek Ordnance Plant were established in 1941. In 1943, they merged, becoming Milan Ordnance Center (MOC) and later Milan Arsenal (MA) in 1945. In the 1960s, it became MLAAP.


MLAAP is housed on 22,357 acres (90.48 km2) with 1,450 buildings and 873 igloos and a storage capacity of 2,270,000 square feet (211,000 m2).

BRAC 2005[edit]

MLAAP will gain the 155 mm artillery and 60 mm, 81 mm, and 120 mm mortar workload from Kansas Army Ammunition Plant. It will also gain the 105 mm and 155 mm artillery, Multiple Launch Rocket System and hand grenade, and 60 mm and 80 mm mortar workload from Lone Star Army Ammunition Plant. Both facilities are slated for closure under Base Realignment and Closure 2005.

American Ordnance Involvement[edit]

American Ordnance LLC, operating contractor of Milan Army Ammunition Plant, moved Milan's operations pertaining to ordnance manufacture to Iowa Army Ammunition Plant beginning in 2009. Milan Army Ammunition plant, while still an active facility, no longer produces military ordnance.


MLAAP was placed on the Environmental Protection Agency’s National Priority List (Superfund) in 1987.

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Coordinates: 35°52′51″N 88°42′20″W / 35.88083°N 88.70556°W / 35.88083; -88.70556