Company to Provide Over 23,000 Flares to the Warfighter
DULLES, Va.Mar. 15, 2017--
Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense
technologies, announced today that it recently received a contract
modification from General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems for the
purchase of M257 (visible) and M278 (infrared) illuminating flares for
the Hydra-70 family of rockets.
The Hydra-70 warheads can be fired from a variety of rotary and
fixed-wing platforms, including the U.S. Army Apache, the U.S. Marine
Corps Cobra attack helicopters, the U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon
and combat aircraft of many nations worldwide.
Orbital ATK s illuminating flares give our servicemen and women the
edge they need, said Charlie Precourt, President of Orbital ATK s
Flight Systems Group. We take pride in knowing our products protect
them. Our commitment to the warfighter is unwavering.
As the manufacturer of these warheads, Orbital ATK remains committed to
investing in cutting edge illumination technology, production methods
and other product improvements.
This follow-on order by General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems
is to satisfy a U.S. Government requirement for a suite of illuminating
warheads for the Hydra-70 rocket system that delivers tactical
illumination in both the visible and infrared spectra. Orbital ATK
received an initial production and First Article Test contract in
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, Inc.
Hillary Searle, 801-657-9627
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