Contracts Support U.S. and Allied Warfighters With Ammunition for
Air, Sea and Land Platforms
DULLES, Va.Apr. 14, 2015--
Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense
technologies, announced today that the company recently received
domestic and international contracts for tactical and target practice
medium- and large-caliber ammunition valued at $120 million.
Medium caliber orders included a broad range of purchases for 20mm,
25mm, 30mm and LW30mm ammunition for multiple services for use with air,
sea and land weapons platforms. These contracts are awarded through the
U.S. Army Maneuver Ammunition Systems in its role as the Single Manager
for Conventional Ammunition.
Our development and production of highly reliable and effective
ammunition for the warfighter spans a wide spectrum of technologies and
capabilities, said Dan Olson, vice president and general manager for
the company s Armament Systems division of the Defense Systems Group.
Whether we are creating new, or producing proven ammunition types, our
focus on our mission remains constant as we provide superior armaments
and services to those who defend their nation s security.
International medium caliber orders span a range of 25mm cartridges,
including the M791 Armor Piercing Discarding Sabot with Tracer and its
ballistically-matched, target practice counterpart M793 which provides
realistic training at a low cost.
The large-caliber ammunition contracts are for the 120mm, M1002
Multi-Purpose Anti-Tank, Target Practice with Tracer, and M865 Target
Practice Cone Stabilized Discarding Sabot with Tracer designed for use
with the Abrams main battle tank.
Additional large caliber awards are for further development and low-rate
production of the M829E4, which is the U.S. Army s fifth generation,
120mm kinetic energy anti-tank cartridge. The cartridge incorporates an
advanced design, long-rod penetrator and proprietary, three-petal
composite sabot that facilitates the most efficient transfer of energy
to maximize the rod s penetrating power.
Orbital ATK Defense Systems Group is an industry leader in providing
innovative and affordable ammunition, precision and strike weapons,
electronic warfare systems, and missile components across air-, sea-,
and land-based systems.
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 more than 12,000 people in 20 states across the United States
and in several international locations. For more information, visit www.orbitalatk.com.
Source: Orbital ATK
Bryan Kidder, 410-864-4932
Systems Group Communications
Barron Beneski, 703-406-5528
Orbital ATK, Inc.