Signs Additional DCS Order with International Customer for AIM-9P
Rocket Motors and Missile Components
DULLES, Va.Dec. 7, 2015--
Orbital ATK, Inc. (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense
technologies, announced today that it has received a contract award from
the U.S. Air Force for production of the AIM-9P Sidewinder rocket motor.
Orbital ATK will complete a First Article Acceptance Test on the rocket
motor for the Sidewinder Missile System and produce motor-lots for the
Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program.
Originally definitized in 2014, this contract is a significant milestone
for allied countries carrying the 9P Sidewinder in their inventory,
creating an opportunity to affordably extend the life of their
Sidewinder missiles. Today's announcement confirms contract modification
for Contract Line Number 1, finalized in June 2015.
Given the effectiveness and popularity of the Sidewinder Missile
System, we believe there is strong demand among our allies to extend the
life of their existing missiles with new motors and components," said
Pat Nolan, Vice President and General Manager of Orbital ATK's Missile
Products division of the Defense Systems Group. This contract creates a
window of opportunity for our customers to effectively manage the
life-cycle cost of their arsenal.
Orbital ATK s SR116-HP-1 rocket motor powers the AIM-9P version of the
Sidewinder missile; a supersonic, heat-seeking, air-to-air missile. In
addition to the FMS customers, Orbital ATK has already signed a Direct
Commercial Sales contract to provide AIM-9P motors and other components
valued at more than $10 million to an international ally.
Originally developed in 1978, the AIM-9P Sidewinder has received several
upgrades including development of Orbital ATK s SR116-HP-1 reduced-smoke
rocket motor. The SR116-HP-1 rocket motor will be produced at Orbital
ATK s Rocket Center, West Virginia, facility, where more than 30,000
Sidewinder motors have been produced to date.
Orbital ATK s Defense Systems Group is an industry leader in providing
innovative and affordable precision and strike weapons, advanced
propulsion and hypersonics, missile components across air-, sea-
and land-based systems, ammunition and related energetic products.
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