Company to Provide Aging and Surveillance Support on Solid Rocket
DULLES, Va.Jul. 12, 2017--
Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense
technologies, announced today it has been awarded a follow-on Rocket
Motor Technical Services (RMTS) contract from the U.S. Missile Defense
Agency (MDA) Targets and Countermeasures Directorate. Under the
contract, Orbital ATK will primarily support MDA in the sustainment of
Trident I (C4) and Orion motors for use in MDA targets and interceptor
vehicles. Orbital ATK also provides services for CASTOR ,
Orbus 1A and Oriole motors as well as various specialty support services
such as radar signature testing and specialty tooling.
Orbital ATK has more than 50 years of demonstrated performance
providing aging and surveillance support of strategic motors for MDA,
the Air Force and the Navy, said Charlie Precourt, Vice President and
General Manager of Orbital ATK s Propulsion Systems Division. As such,
our world s leading solid rocket motor expertise is helping ensure
reliability and mission success for our customer.
Under the RMTS contract, Orbital ATK will provide sustaining
engineering, aging and surveillance testing and analysis, motor
logistics, motor storage, motor disposal, static test support and flight
test motor preparations for a five-year period. Target vehicles using C4
motors are on MDA s flight manifest through the mid-2020s. Orion motors
are used on both target vehicles and the Ground-Based Interceptor
vehicle for the foreseeable future.
The majority of the work for this contract will be conducted at Orbital
ATK s Bacchus facility in Magna, Utah, with support as needed from
several other Orbital ATK facilities across the country.
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 13,000 people in 18 states across the U.S. and in
several international locations. For more information, visit www.orbitalatk.com.
Source: Orbital ATK
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