U.S. Air Force Award Enables Advanced Technology to Support
DULLES, Va.Jan. 3, 2018--
Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense
technologies, announced today that it has signed its first full-rate
production (FRP) contract for its revolutionary all-electronic FMU-167/B
Hard Target Void Sensing Fuze (HTVSF). Contracted through the U.S.
Air Force, the $23 million award is a follow-on FRP order to the
low-rate initial production contract awarded in 2016.
The HTVSF is an advanced technology, intelligent, cockpit programmable
fuze that provides the capability to destroy hard and deeply buried
targets. It provides multiple delay arming and detonation times, as well
as a void-sensing function, which allows precision activation of the
fuze. Since entering limited production last year, the FMU-167/B has
been rigorously tested and evaluated and has demonstrated exceptional
survivability, reliability and accuracy of detonation in penetrating
As threats continue to develop stronger and deeper buried facilities,
they are developing greater challenges for conventional munitions, said
Pat Nolan, Vice President and General Manager of the Missile Products
division, part of Orbital ATK s Defense Systems Group. "With the
completion of this award we can begin building what we believe is a key
capability for our armed forces and allies."
As an industry leader in advanced intelligent and hard-target impact
survivable fuzing technology, Orbital ATK developed the all-electronic
FMU-167/B to fill a specialized and growing need in penetrating weapons.
The FMU-167/B incorporates advanced sensors, robust algorithms and
hardened electronics technology to offer the warfighter improved
performance against tactical targets. The HTVSF is intended to be used
with the current inventory of US DoD air-delivered penetrating weapons.
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 13,000 people across the U.S. and in several
international locations. For more information, visit www.orbitalatk.com.
Source: Orbital ATK
Melissa Sheets (443) 591-0664
Systems Group Public Relations
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