Warehousing and Production Improvements Will Double Capacity for
Company s World-Renowned Bushmaster Family of Medium Caliber Cannons
Capital Investment Grows Facility Capability While Also Creating New
DULLES, Va.Mar. 29, 2018--
Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense
technologies, and Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, today announced the
expansion of the company s production facility in Mesa, Arizona.
Orbital ATK is engineering products that are critical to keeping our
nation safe, and the State of Arizona is very proud of our longstanding
partnership with the company, said Governor Doug Ducey. I thank
Orbital ATK for continuing to invest in Arizona and create new,
high-wage opportunities for our residents.
The Mesa-based operation produces the world-renowned Bushmaster family
of medium caliber cannons that provide the U.S. military and its allies
with the world s most reliable weapons for air, land and sea combat
platforms. The company has either installed or is on contract to provide
its cannons to more than 50 nations globally.
The new 36,000 square foot facility will support the company s ability
to increase production capacity through collocating Orbital ATK s
warehouse and manufacturing operations into one site.
Aerospace and defense is one of Mesa s key economic development
industries and it s great to see companies like Orbital ATK expanding in
our city, Mayor John Giles said. Orbital ATK s new space will bring
new jobs in engineering, manufacturing and management to one of Mesa s
fastest growing business hubs near Falcon Field Airport.
In addition to manufacturing new cannons, Orbital ATK also offers
aftermarket services providing spare parts, upgrades and operational
training. It also provides maintenance which can range from either
on-site service and repair to a full up remanufacturing capability at
its Mesa facility.
When complete, the capital investment will nearly double the company s
current production capacity. This will help meet today s surging demand
while also addressing future growth requirements as U.S. and allied
militaries are increasing their current defense capabilities in response
to worldwide threats.
Our operations date back to the days of Hughes Helicopters when the
first cannon was produced for the U.S. Army in 1975, said Lisa Brown,
Orbital ATK Vice President, Guns Market Segment. Today, our business is
growing and we re modernizing and adding local talent to meet the
growing demand for our products and services worldwide.
The expanded facility is scheduled to become fully operational before
the end of the year.
As a result of leaders like Orbital ATK producing innovative
technologies here, Arizona has become globally recognized as an
aerospace and defense industry hub, said Sandra Watson, Arizona
Commerce Authority President & CEO. Our state has a long history of
supporting Orbital ATK across several of its business units, and we look
forward to continually growing that relationship. I congratulate Orbital
on this most recent success!
Orbital ATK s Mesa facility currently employs nearly 200 full time
employees and plans to add an additional 50 to 60 new engineering,
program management and manufacturing technicians as a result of the
increased campus footprint. This will include the fully modernized and
secure production facility and separate operations headquarters where
engineering, program management, business development and various
operations support activities occur.
Today, Orbital ATK has hundreds of high-tech job openings that it is
seeking to fill at its facilities in Mesa, Chandler, and Gilbert,
Arizona. For more information please visit https://careers.orbitalatk.com.
About Orbital ATK
Orbital ATK is a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies.
The company designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation
systems for customers around the world, both as a prime contractor and
merchant supplier. Its main products include launch vehicles and related
propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense
electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition;
satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced
aerospace structures. Headquartered in Dulles, Virginia, Orbital ATK
employs approximately 14,000 people across the U.S. and in several
international locations. For more information, visit www.orbitalatk.com.
Source: Orbital ATK
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