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Orbital ATK will carry out the initial phase of development work on a new 120-millimeter tank ammunition under a potential $16 million contract with the U.S. Army. The company said Thursday it will manufacture the Advanced Multi-Purpose XM1147 High Explosive Multi-Purpose round for the service branch's Abrams battle tanks. The AMP tank ammo has a […] More
Orbital ATK has started to produce 120mm kinetic energy cartridges for the U.S. Army‘s Abrams battle tanks after the technology completed acceptance testing. The company said Monday it will manufacture the M829E4 advanced kinetic energy tactical tank rounds under a potential three-year, $80 million contract with the military service. Dan Olson, Orbital ATK vice president […] More
ATK has closed several contracts on ammunition production worth a total of $65 million from the U.S. Army Maneuver Ammunition Systems. The orders comprise ammunition for training and combat missions with a caliber range between 25mm and 120mm, the Virginia-based firm said Tuesday. Under the medium caliber award, ATK will deliver MK310 programmable air bursting […] More
The Defense Acquisition Challenge has awarded ATK a $3.2 million contract to provide the U.S. Special Operations Command with a 2.75 inch precision guided missile that can defeat hardened targets. ATK announced Monday that the company will use its Guided Advanced Tactical Rocket and Precision Guided Rocket Launcher for the DAC program. Under the contract, […] More
The Federal Aviation Administration has selected Rockwell Collins to provide guidance systems for helping the agency conduct research and implementation of its NextGen program. The company said its Head-up Guidance Systems will help determine how to reduce landing minima by using the system to improve vision conditions. Craig Olson, the company’s senior director for the […] More
Orbital ATK has produced the 25,000th unit of an artillery guidance kit used in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Marine Corps. The M1156 Precision Guidance Kit was designed to reduce ballistic dispersion and collateral damage of 155mm artillery through the use of global positioning system technology, the company said Monday. Users may fit the kit on their weapons […] More
Craig Olson, formerly a group senior director at Rockwell Collins, has been named vice president and general manager of business and regional systems at the Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based avionics manufacturer. He will report directly to Kent Statler, executive VP and chief operating officer of Rockwell Collins’ commercial systems business and succeeds Jeff Standerski, who is […] More
Northrop Grumman showcased key sensor and computer capabilities of an anti-access/area denial missile during the technology’s second flight test. The company said Tuesday it used a CRJ-700 aircraft to demonstrate the A2/AD missile’s sensor systems with an air-to-surface mission computer for the U.S. Air Force’s Stand-in Attack Weapon program. The demonstration kicked off a new […] More
Orbital ATK demonstrated its anti-unmanned aerial system defense system at the Maneuver Fires Integrated Experiment held at Fort Sill in Oklahoma in an effort to gather feedback and address short-range air defense capability gaps. The company said Wednesday the AUDS platform worked to help soldiers detect, track and target hostile UAS during the demonstration. AUDS […] More
Orbital ATK carried out a live-fire demonstration of its MK44 Bushmaster Chain Gun at the firm's Bushmaster User Conference held at Big Sandy Range in Arizona. The weapon system mounted on a General Dynamics-built light armored vehicle and Kongsberg-made protector turret fired 30mm and 40mm rounds against steel panel, adobe and concrete block targets during the […] More
ATK won a fourth contract option to produce 30-milimeter cartridges for the Army Contracting Command. ATK said the award is part of a multi-year contract originally signed in July 2007. ATK's worldwide sales of PGU-15A/B ammunition now total than $29 million. Dan Olson, ATK’s vice president and general manager for integrated weapon systems, said the Air […] More
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