Innovative Design Replaces Conventional Artillery Fuzing and Provides
Guidance and Fuze Functions in One Device
DULLES, Va.Apr. 30, 2018--
Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense
technologies, announced today that the company has produced 25,000 M1156
Precision Guidance Kits (PGK) for the United States Army and Marine
Corps. The GPS guidance kit reduces the ballistic dispersion of
conventional 155mm artillery projectiles - transforming them into
PGK is an example of how leveraging existing weapons systems and
transforming them with incremental technology enhancements can deliver
the warfighter an overmatch capability that has greater reliability and
effectiveness at a fraction of the cost of more advanced munitions,
said Dan Olson, Vice President and General Manager for Orbital ATK s
Armament Systems division, part of the Defense Systems Group. Looking
to the future, we are applying PGK principles to create additional
precision weapons that have cross domain applications.
The guidance kit, which replaces conventional artillery projectile fuzes
and requires no additional modifications to the existing projectile
inventories, provides greater precision which in addition to being more
effective against enemy targets also reduces the potential for
collateral damage to friendly troops and non-combatants.
This ability to deliver precision fires and reduce collateral damage
greatly increases the utility of cannon fires for use on today s dynamic
battlefield which includes a range of asymmetric threats as well as the
emergence of peer adversaries.
Orbital ATK recently concluded the second production year and is
currently executing its third production year at its Armament Systems
division facility located in Plymouth, MN.
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 14,000 people across the U.S. and in several
international locations. For more information, visit www.orbitalatk.com.
Source: Orbital ATK
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