Sensor Can Detect Height Above the Target for Maximum Weapon System
DULLES, Va.May 19, 2016--
Orbital ATK, Inc. (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense
technologies, announced today that it has received a $16 million order
for its state-of-the-art DSU-33D/B proximity sensors. The order was
placed through Direct Commercial Sales with an international customer,
with delivery of the fuzes expected to begin in mid-2016.
The DSU-33D/B is an all-weather, active, radio-frequency ranging sensor
that has the capability to sense the height of a weapon above the target
zone to maximize its effectiveness. Orbital ATK is the leader in fuzing
systems, delivering more than 155,000 sensors to the U.S. Air Force
(USAF), Navy and allied nations since 1999.
Orbital ATK is proud to be a valued partner in developing, producing,
and supporting advanced sensors and related solutions for the United
States and its allies, said Pat Nolan, Vice President and General
Manager of Orbital ATK's Missile Products division of the Defense
Systems Group. The DSU-33 sensor has been a key part of U.S. and allied
arsenals for well over a decade.
Orbital ATK supplies numerous fuzes to the U.S. military and has
recently begun production on the Hard Target Void Sensing Fuze for the
USAF and is in development on the next generation all-purpose bomb fuze.
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 approximately 12,000 people in 18 states across the United
States and in several international locations. For more information,
Source: Orbital ATK, Inc.
Bryan Kidder, 410-864-4932
Systems Group Communications
Barron Beneski, 703-406-5528
Public and Investor