Award Supports Service Life Extension of Nation s Premier Bomber
DULLES, Va.May 30, 2017--
Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense
technologies, announced today that it has received an initial $90
million contract from Northrop Grumman to produce composite components
for the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber with an option for follow-on orders.
Under the terms of the 5-year contract, Orbital ATK will perform
Non-Recurring Engineering (NRE) and produce 17 Hot Trailing Edge (HTE)
composite parts. Production will take place at Orbital ATK's Aerospace
Structures Division facility in Dayton, Ohio, later this year.
The U.S. Air Force's B-2 Spirit stealth bomber is a key component of the
nation's long-range strike arsenal, and one of the most survivable
aircraft in the world. Its unique capabilities, including its stealth
characteristics, allow it to penetrate the most sophisticated enemy
defenses and hold at risk high value, heavily defended targets.
We are honored to partner with Northrop Grumman to extend the service
life of the B-2 bomber," said Steve Earl, Vice President and General
Manager of Orbital ATK s Aerospace Structures Division. This program
capitalizes on our core competency of providing advanced composite
structures that use innovative Orbital ATK manufacturing processes to
fit our customer s needs.
In its aerospace composites business, Orbital ATK uses
proprietary production processes that shorten the manufacturing cycle
and produce extremely high quality, complex components with unmatched
repeatability through sophisticated robotics automation.
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 U.S. and in
several international locations. For more information, visit www.orbitalatk.com.
Source: Orbital ATK
Orbital ATK Aerospace Structures Division
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Sr. Communications Manager
Barron Beneski (703) 406-5528
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