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ATK Wins $52M for Standard Missile Tech from MDA; Cary Rolston Comments

ATK Wins $52M for Standard Missile Tech from MDA; Cary Rolston Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event

ATK Wins $52M for Standard Missile Tech from MDA; Cary Rolston Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting eventATK has won a $52.7 million contract from the Missile Defense Agency to continue developing modular divert and attitude control system (MDACS) technologies for standard missile-3 (SM-3) block IIB missile interceptors.

According to a company statement, the MDACS propulsion system allows the kinetic warhead to acquire and lock onto the target, maintain stable flight and perform end-game maneuvers for final intercept.

“We are excited for the opportunity to work with the MDA to continue to develop the MDACS propulsion technology suite,“ said Cary Ralston, vice president and general manager of ATK missile products. “We look forward to applying our unique technical expertise in controllable solid propulsion solutions for this critical defense capability.“

ATK said the technology contract will be executed by ATK defense group's Elkton, Md., operation.

The company is tasked with developing specific technologies, including elements of the new MDACS system architecture, to address longer mission timelines.

ATK added that its approach improves the SM-3 Block II's kinematic performance and provides a performance upgrade to the missile.

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Written by David J. Barton

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