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Northrop Grumman has opened a facility in Fort Worth, Texas, to train AC-208 Eliminator aircrews to operate and maintain the reconnaissance and ground attack aircraft. The AC-208 Training Center of Excellence located at Meacham Airport will offer instruction on platform and mission system maintenance and operations to partner nations, with initial sessions lasting for up to four months, Northrop said […] More
Orbital ATK has received a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a helicopter protection system the company designed to help protect helicopters from airborne threats. The Helicopter Active Protection System works to detect and identify threats, launch a kill vehicle to a set location and detonate a warhead, Orbital ATK said Thursday. “Orbital […] More
Orbital ATK Inc. and the U.S. Navy have jointly demonstrated an anti-radiation guided missile at China Lake Naval Air Warfare Center to assess how the missile targets an advanced air defense radar threat. The AGM-88E advanced anti-radiation guided missile block 1 software upgrade detected and identified an air defense radar system before the missile hit […] More
Orbital ATK has completed the initial testing phase for a 22 Newton thruster designed to navigate satellites while in the Earth“™s orbit. The company said Tuesday it evaluated the 22N along with the 5N thruster onboard a green propulsion platform in a series of tests at NASA‘s Alabama-based Marshall Space Flight Center. LMP-103S rocket fuel from Sweden-based company […] More
Orbital ATK has received a $27 million production order for additional DSU-33D/B proximity sensors under a follow-on contract to a 2013 full-rate production award from the U.S. Air Force. The company said Wednesday the sensor works to support precision detonation and maximize the weapon’s blast and fragmentation effects through a fire pulse to the FMU-139 and FMU-152 bomb fuzes and […] More
NASA used an ATK-built rocket motor and test vehicle for an exercise the agency carried out to evaluate a vehicle the agency wants to use for landing payloads on Mars. The Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator test at the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Hawaii carried the vehicle from the test range into the atmosphere, ignited the ATK STAR […] More
ATK‘s composite, propulsion and spacecraft technologies were used to help launch the Orbital Sciences-built Minotaur I vehicle into space on Tuesday for a U.S. Air Force program. This launch was the 80th Air Force mission to use Orion motors and the first to use ATK’s Autonomous Flight Safety System, which is designed to reduce ground-based flight […] More
ATK has developed a thruster technology for NASA“™s Goddard Space Flight Center that is intended to help store and handle materials, as well as process the launch site. The company completed the first U.S.-based tests of the high performance green propulsion technology after previously evaluating the system’s fidelity and operability in space at its facility […] More
ATK will produce a new fuze for U.S. Navy artillery on cruisers and destroyers under an initial $13 million order. The company said the order is part of a five-year, $84.1 million contract from the U.S. Army Contracting Command. AFK will manufacture the  MK 437 Multi-Option Fuze at the Allegany Ballistics Laboratory in West Virginia, with […] More
ATK 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 […] More
Orbital ATK has received a contract to help the U.S. Navy update the configuration of an extended range variant of an airborne tactical missile system designed to engage and destroy enemy air defenses. The company said Wednesday it aims to mature the Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile-Extended Range design ahead of the program’s engineering and manufacturing development phase. AARGM-ER is […] More
Orbital ATK has rolled out a software upgrade for the U.S. Navy‘s air-launched, anti-radiation guided missiles. The company said Monday it worked with the Navy earlier this year to test and demonstrate the Block 1 software upgrade for the Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile. Cary Ralston, an Orbital ATK vice president and general manager, said the updated […] More
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