Advanced Production and Development Facility Adds AAR-47 Missile
Warning System and CMBRE Product Lines
Preparations Made for Product Launch of New Aircraft Hostile Fire
DULLES, Va.Jun. 27, 2016--
Orbital ATK, Inc. (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense
technologies, announced the completion of the expansion of its
Northridge, California, facility, integrating engineering and production
of the AAR-47 Missile Warning System and Common Munition Bit
Reprogramming Equipment (CMBRE) product lines. The occasion was marked
with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by 30th Congressional District
U.S. Representative Brad Sherman, customers, state officials, community
leaders and employees. Orbital ATK transitioned its AAR-47 and CMBRE
production lines from Clearwater, Florida, to its new facility in
Northridge, California, where it also produces the Advanced
Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM) system for the U.S. Navy.
We are committed to delivering systems with the highest quality and
reliability to the warfighter while providing engineering and
manufacturing synergies that ensure best value for our customers, said
Cary Ralston, Vice President and General Manager of the Defense
Electronic Systems division of Orbital ATK s Defense Systems Group.
Successfully completing the First Article Build and acceptance testing
on the new manufacturing line enables us to support our customers with
this important system for many years to come.
"With the completion of the First Article Inspection, the AAR-47 Missile
Warning Systems from the new Northridge production line are ready for
deployment to the front lines," said Ron Tucker, AAR-47 Lead for the
U.S. Navy's Advanced Tactical Aircraft Protection Systems Program
Office, PMA-272. "The continued protection of the warfighter and their
aircraft is a direct result of the successful collaboration between
Orbital ATK and the government during this facility expansion and
product line transition."
Orbital ATK's AAR-47 Missile Warning System with Hostile Fire Indication
is a low-cost, lightweight, combat-proven electronic warfare system
designed to protect helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft from
surface-to-air threats. The AAR-47 missile warning system is installed
on multiple fixed and rotary-wing platforms flown by the U.S. and its
allies in more than 16 countries.
To expand on Orbital ATK s legacy of providing affordable threat
detection and protection systems, the development of an advanced hostile
fire warning capability for unguided rockets and small arms fire is
complete and production transition has been initiated. Termed
Shotfinder, the system is being readied for deployment with U.S.
partner countries in the Middle East.
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 U.S. and in
several international locations. For more information, visit www.orbitalatk.com.
Source: Orbital ATK, Inc.
Bryan Kidder, 410-864-4932
Systems Group Communications
Barron Beneski, 703-406-5528
and Investor Relations