DULLES, Va.Nov. 10, 2015--
Orbital ATK, Inc. (NYSE:OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense
technologies, announced today it received an award for a Future ICBM
Sustainment and Acquisition Construct (FISAC) Propulsion Subsystem
Support Contract (PSSC) from the U.S. Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center
Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Systems Directorate. Under the
contract, Orbital ATK will support the Air Force in modifying and
sustaining the Minuteman III ICBM.
Glory Trip, Orbital ATK artist Mark Waki's painting of twin Minuteman III missiles launching from Vandenberg AFB, California. (Photo: Business Wire)
Orbital ATK has played a key role on the Minuteman program for more
than five decades, said Charlie Precourt, Vice President and General
Manager of Orbital ATK s Propulsion Systems Division. Multiple
generations of family members have dedicated their careers to this
critical weapon system, and we are proud to continue that legacy with
this new contract.
The initial FISAC propulsion subsystem contract is for Orbital ATK to
provide sustaining engineering, software maintenance, developmental
engineering, production engineering and procurement for the Minuteman
III system for an estimated five-year period. It includes support for
solid and liquid propulsion, flight controls, system ordnance and flight
While the Minuteman III weapon system is projected to be in service
through 2030, the Air Force has already started the process of designing
its replacement. The effort to develop the new weapon system, called the
Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD), is being led by the ICBM
Systems Directorate at Hill Air Force Base (AFB) in Utah.
The Orbital ATK team is eager to help the Air Force begin a smooth
transition, said Precourt. It is imperative that Minuteman III
sustainment be highly affordable and responsive as the Air Force must
sustain the current weapon system while beginning development of GBSD.
As part of this contract, Orbital ATK will lead a team located at or
near Hill AFB with support from its manufacturing facilities in Utah.
Orbital ATK has partnered with Boeing and other members of the missile
industry to provide subsystem support as needed.
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, Inc.
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