Contract Marks Initial Phase of Production for New Alternative Warhead
DULLES, Va.Jan. 20, 2016--
Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense
technologies, announced today that Lockheed Martin has awarded a $14
million contract to Orbital ATK to produce its Guided Multiple Launch
Rocket System (GMLRS) Alternative Warhead (AW) for the U.S. Army.
In tests, the Orbital ATK warheads with Lethality Enhanced Ordnance
(LEO) technology achieved the Army s stated requirements for area
effects, but left behind no unexploded ordnance, a major accomplishment
for this warhead design.
The GMLRS AW Engineering, Manufacturing and Development team recently
completed all Developmental Test/Operational Test flight tests,
demonstrating the full functionality of the LEO design and ability to
meet the GMLRS requirements.
This type of warhead represents a significant capability for the Army,
said Pat Nolan, Vice President and General Manager for Orbital ATK s
Missile Products Division of the Defense Systems Group. We are very
excited to be part of the Lockheed Martin GMLRS program fielding this
technology and its many applications within the military.
In addition to its application in the GMLRS, Orbital ATK s LEO
technology has been successfully tested on warheads ranging in size from
0.5 to 250 pounds. These warheads include the Small Organic Precision
Munition, M1061 mortar round, 155mm unitary cannon cluster munition
replacement and the Small Diameter Bomb.
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 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
Bryan Kidder, 410-864-4932
Systems Group Communications
Barron Beneski, 703-406-5528
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