Company Developing a Number of New Ammunition Types Through Advanced
Outdoor Channel s GunnyTime with R. Lee Ermey to Highlight
DULLES, Va.Jul. 17, 2017--
Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense
technologies, gave a close up look at the effectiveness of the company s
common fuze capability for medium caliber ammunition fired from its
Bushmaster Chain Gun family during a
demonstration at the company s Bushmaster User Conference at Big Sandy
Range, Arizona. Orbital ATK s common fuze ammunition, used with its M230
Link Fed Bushmaster Chain Gun integrated onto a variety of combat
vehicle systems, will appear on an all new episode of GunnyTime with R.
Lee Ermey on the Outdoor Channel beginning July 19.
The common fuze used in our ammunition demonstrated its effectiveness
and reliability as witnessed by our customers and partners on the
range, said Dan Olson, Vice President and General Manager of the
Armament Systems Division of Orbital ATK s Defense Systems Group.
Creating highly-reliable and safe fuzing for a variety of ammunition
and weapons is one of our company s strengths - and it was shown
The developmental common fuze approach was successfully demonstrated in
a variety of applications, including the company s proprietary
Programmable Air Burst Munition (PABM) for both 30mm and 40mm
ammunition. Once qualified, the Orbital ATK common fuze will support all
requirements for point-detonating, point-detonating with delay,
proximity and air-bursting. In addition to the flexibility of a single
fuze for multiple ammunition types, the new fuze will bring increased
reliability and reduced production costs due to the economies of scale.
Orbital ATK is developing a number of new ammunition types through its
advanced ammunition initiatives. This includes the 40mm PABM cartridge
and an entire Super 40mm family of ammunition to include Target Practice
with Tracer, High Explosive Incendiary with Tracer and an Armor
Penetrating Fin Stabilized Discarding Sabot with Tracer Round.
The company is also developing an advanced proximity-fuzing capability
for a new round that will provide the company s M230 Chain Gun with
improved sensing of target signatures in high-clutter environments,
combined with an air-bursting capability. The company will demonstrate
the proximity round during the 2018 Bushmaster User Conference next
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 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
Jarrod Krull, 763-744-5371
Systems Group Communications
Barron Beneski, 703-406-5528
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