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Orbital ATK Awarded $16 Million International Contract for DSU-33D/B Proximity Sensor

May 19, 2016
By Business Wire News


Orbital ATK, Inc. (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, announced today that it has received a $16 million order for its state-of-the-art DSU-33D/B proximity sensors. The order was placed through Direct Commercial Sales with an international customer, with delivery of the fuzes expected to begin in mid-2016.

The DSU-33D/B is an all-weather, active, radio-frequency ranging sensor that has the capability to sense the height of a weapon above the target zone to maximize its effectiveness. Orbital ATK is the leader in fuzing systems, delivering more than 155,000 sensors to the U.S. Air Force (USAF), Navy and allied nations since 1999.

“Orbital ATK is proud to be a valued partner in developing, producing, and supporting advanced sensors and related solutions for the United States and its allies,” said Pat Nolan, Vice President and General Manager of Orbital ATK’s Missile Products division of the Defense Systems Group. “The DSU-33 sensor has been a key part of U.S. and allied arsenals for well over a decade.”

Orbital ATK supplies numerous fuzes to the U.S. military and has recently begun production on the Hard Target Void Sensing Fuze for the USAF and is in development on the next generation all-purpose bomb fuze.

Orbital ATK Defense Systems Group is an industry leader in providing innovative and affordable ammunition, precision and strike weapons, electronic warfare systems, and missile components across air-, sea-, and land-based systems.

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 United States and in several international locations. For more information, visit

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