New Fuze Provides Increased Defense Against High Speed Water Attack
DULLES, Va.Apr. 4, 2017--
Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense
technologies, announced today that it has received a $21 million
contract for first article test and production of the MK419 Mod 1
Multi-Function Fuze (MFF). The MFF increases the overall mission
capability of 5-inch gun ammunition used on U.S. Navy ships by combining
five modes of operation into a single fuze, making it the most effective
munitions fuze available today.
The MK419 MFF-equipped round gives a 1980s-era, single-dimension Naval
Surface Fire Support munition more modern, multi-dimension capability.
This includes support against multiple threats.
The contract was awarded by the U.S. Army Contracting Command on behalf
of the U.S. Navy and is the first full-rate production contract for the
MK419 Mod 1. The MFF is designed for use on the MK187 projectile used on
U.S. Navy guns. The awarded contract value is $20.8 million.
Orbital ATK s Multi-Function Fuze is key to extending the Navy s
defensive and offensive capabilities, said Pat Nolan, Vice President
and General Manager of Orbital ATK s Missile Products Division of the
Defense Systems Group. MFF leverages Orbital ATK s design, development
and production expertise to provide the U.S. Navy with an affordable and
reliable fuze for its 5-inch/54 caliber ammunition.
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 12,500 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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