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Orbital ATK Completes Key Test of Helicopter Active Protection System

Orbital ATK Completes Key Test of Helicopter Active Protection System

Orbital ATK, Inc. (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, performed a live-fire demonstration of a key element of its Helicopter Active Protection System (HAPS). The HAPS Kill Vehicle (KV) was able to launch, perform pitch maneuvers and fly to a detonation point that simulated the location of an incoming rocket-propelled grenade… Read more »

Source: Orbital ATK, 25-Feb-15

Butler wins contract for Apache chain gun parts

Butler wins contract for Apache chain gun parts

Butler National Corporation (OTC Pink: BUKS), a leading manufacturer and provider of support systems for commercial and military aircraft and a recognized provider of management services in diverse business groups including the gaming industry, announces its Tempe Arizona Division was awarded a contract for approximately $5 million from Orbital ATK, Inc., Mesa, AZ. (NYSE: OA)…. Read more »

Source: Butler, 11-Feb-15

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ATK wins Korean Army AH-1S upgrade program

ATK wins Korean Army AH-1S upgrade program

ATK (NYSE: ATK) has received a contract from the Republic of Korea Army for the purchase, installation and integration of its AAR-47 Missile Warning System with Hostile Fire Indication (HFI and Laser Warning) onto AH-1S helicopters. The upgrade will also include the installation of the AN/ALE-47 countermeasure dispensing system. ATK’s AAR-47 Missile Warning System is… Read more »

Source: ATK, 12-May-14

Alliant Techsystems wins $6.5M contract for microprocessor upgrades

Alliant Techsystems wins $6.5M contract for microprocessor upgrades

Alliant Techsystems Operations L.L.C., Clearwater, Fla., is being awarded a $6,506,292 cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-09-G-0013) for the upgrades of 40 micro-processor hardware boards in support of Navy, Air Force, and other U.S. services, military helicopters, rotorcraft, and low/slow fixed wing aircraft.  Work will be performed in Clearwater, Fla.,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 18-Dec-12

ATK awarded contract for AAR-47 missile warning systems

ATK awarded contract for AAR-47 missile warning systems

ATK (NYSE: ATK) has received a $48-million production contract from the U.S. Navy for the manufacturing of the AAR-47 Missile Warning System. The award encompasses production of new assemblies, including optical sensor converters and computer processors, as well as options for retrofitting weapon replaceable assembly upgrades and delivery of ATK’s Countermeasures Signal Simulator (CSS) to… Read more »

Source: ATK, 12-Dec-12

ATK receives $58.7M ammunition contract for AH-1 and others

ATK receives $58.7M ammunition contract for AH-1 and others

ATK has received an order valued at more than $58.7 million from the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Direct Fire Munitions Branch, Rock Island Contracting Center (RICC), Rock Island, Ill., to produce multiple variants of 20mm PGU-series ammunition. This is the third order under a contract originally signed in September 2008. If all options are exercised,… Read more »

Source: ATK, 29-Sep-11

ATK wins $37M contract for UK Apache ammunition

ATK wins $37M contract for UK Apache ammunition

ATK has been awarded a $37 million contract to provide lightweight (LW) 30mm ammunition – including the M788 TP (target practice) training round and the M789 High Explosive Dual Purpose (HEDP) tactical round – to the United Kingdom’s (UK) Ministry of Defence (MoD).  The contract reinforces ATK’s position as a preferred provider of medium-caliber ammunition to allied forces… Read more »

Source: ATK, 23-Sep-11

ATK to relocate HQ to Northern Virginia

ATK to relocate HQ to Northern Virginia

ATK (NYSE: ATK) announced today that it will relocate its corporate headquarters as of October 1, 2011 to Arlington, Virginia, where the company will expand its existing office space. The company will continue to maintain a strong presence in Minnesota, including approximately 210 Minnesota-based corporate employees. In total, ATK employs approximately 2700 people in Minnesota…. Read more »

Source: ATK, 08-Sep-11

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ATK awarded $8.8M contract for Apache gun components for Saudi Arabia and Egypt

ATK awarded $8.8M contract for Apache gun components for Saudi Arabia and Egypt

Alliant Techsystems, Inc., Mesa, Ariz., was awarded an $8,892,589 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for the procurement of spare components for the M230 gun in support of the Apache helicopter for Saudi Arabia and Egypt.  Work will be performed in Mesa, Ariz., with an estimated completion date of Jan. 31, 2013.  One bid was… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Aug-11

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ATK wins $109M for Joint and Allied Threat Awareness System for Navy and Marine Corps helicopters

ATK wins $109M for Joint and Allied Threat Awareness System for Navy and Marine Corps helicopters

Alliant Techsystems, Inc., Defense Electronic Systems, Clearwater, Fla., is being awarded a $109,245,120 fixed-price-incentive-fee contract for engineering and manufacturing development for the Joint and Allied Threat Awareness System for Navy and Marine Corps rotary aircraft.  In addition, this provides for the hostile fire indication capability.  Work will be performed in: Nashua, N.H. (40.2 percent); Woodland… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 25-Jul-11

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ATK Awarded $32M Contracts to Produce Hellfire II Rocket Motors and Warheads

ATK Awarded $32M Contracts to Produce Hellfire II Rocket Motors and Warheads

Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) has received follow-on production contracts valued at $32 million to produce rocket motors and warheads for the precision-strike laser-guided HELLFIRE® II missile.  ATK will manufacture approximately 7,100 rocket motors and 2,200 metal augmented charge (MAC) warheads at its manufacturing facility in Rocket Center, West Virginia.  The contracts were awarded by Lockheed… Read more »

Source: ATK, 30-Apr-10

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FIDAE 2010: New LEAP for light attack helicopters

Elbit Systems and ATK are working on a JV to provide a lightweight low-cost armament package for light helicopters.  Light Enhanced Armament Package (LEAP), as it’s known, has been revealed on a mock-up of a Eurocopter EC635 at the FIDAE Airshow in Chile

Source: Shephard Press, 25-Mar-10

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US Army fires Talon Laser-Guided Rocket Rounds from OH-58D

US Army fires Talon Laser-Guided Rocket Rounds from OH-58D

The TALON LGR rounds were launched from a U.S. Army OH-58D Kiowa Warrior and hit targets at 3,500 meters (2.17 miles). This exceeded accuracy requirements for the Department of Defense’s Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System II program.

Source: Raytheon, 30-Dec-09

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ATK and Elbit Systems Conduct Successful Flight Test of GATR From OH-58D Kiowa Warrior

ATK and Elbit Systems Conduct Successful Flight Test of GATR From OH-58D Kiowa Warrior

Alliant Techsystems and Elbit Systems have successfully conducted flight tests of the Guided Advanced Tactical Rocket (GATR) from a U.S. Army rotary-wing helicopter: the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior.

Source: ATK, 02-Dec-09

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ATK Awarded $25 Million Contract Option For AH-64D Ammunition

ATK Awarded $25 Million Contract Option For AH-64D Ammunition

Alliant Techsystems has been awarded a $25 million contract option to provide lightweight (LW) 30mm M789 High Explosive Dual Purpose (HEDP) tactical ammunition for the AH-64D Apache attack helicopter. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Contracting Center, Rock Island, Ill., awarded the contract.

Source: ATK, 06-Oct-09

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ATK to develop gunfire alert system for helicopters

Alliant Techsystems will start developing a new sensor that can detect gunshots fired at US Navy helicopters under a $2 million deal

Source: Flightglobal, 10-Sep-09

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