Multiple Delay and Sensing Capabilities Allow for Precision Arming
DULLES, Va.May 27, 2015--
Orbital ATK, Inc. (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense
technologies, announced today that its revolutionary FMU-167/B Hard
Target Void Sensing Fuze (HTVSF), under development by the U.S. Air
Force, has successfully completed a Milestone C review and received
approval for entry into Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP).
The achievement of Milestone C approval within the defense acquisition
program review and approval process means this technology has
successfully moved out of the Engineering and Manufacturing Development
phase and into the Production and Deployment Phase. LRIP is an element
of the Production and Deployment Phase. Award of LRIP contract is
expected within the next few weeks.
"Orbital ATK continues to use new and developing technologies to keep
pace with customer needs," said Cary Ralston, vice president and general
manager of the Missile Products division of Orbital ATK s Defense
Systems Group. "The Hard Target Void Sensing Fuze is another excellent
example of how we are taking our exciting new technologies off the
drawing board and into the hands of our warfighter."
The HTVSF is an advanced technology, programmable fuze that provides the
capability to destroy hardened, buried targets. It provides multiple
delay arming and detonation times, as well as a void-sensing function,
which allows precision activation of the fuze. The HTVSF is intended to
be used with the current inventory of air-delivered penetrating weapons.
As an industry leader in advanced intelligent and hard-target impact
survivable fuzing technology, Orbital ATK developed the all-electronic
FMU-167/B that builds on the company s extensive design and production
experience. The FMU-167/B HTVSF incorporates advanced sensors, robust
algorithms and hardened electronics technology to offer the warfighter
improved performance against tactical targets.
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 more than 12,000 people in 20 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
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