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Orbital ATK Awarded $30 Million in Medium Caliber Ammunition Contracts


August 4, 2015
By Business Wire News

DULLES, Va.

Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, announced today that the company recently received domestic and international contracts for tactical and target practice medium-caliber ammunition valued at nearly $30 million. The ammunition will support American and allied warfighters for use on air-, sea- and land-based weapons platforms.

These orders included a range of 25 and 30 mm tactical and target practice ammunition for multiple U.S. services and allies. The contracts are awarded through the U.S. Army Maneuver Ammunition Systems in its role as the Single Manager for Conventional Ammunition.

“Producing highly-reliable ammunition for those defending their nation’s security is at the heart of our business,” said Dan Olson, Vice President and General Manager of the Armament Systems division of the Defense Systems Group. “Whether we are working directly with the customer or as part of an industry team, our goal is to be the partner you can count on to provide a safe, reliable product on time and within budget.”

Domestic contracts included orders for the 25 mm PGU-25 High Explosive Incendiary round used with AC130 gunships, Harrier attack aircraft, and naval and ground combat weapons systems that use the Orbital ATK M242 Bushmaster® automatic cannon. Additional 25 mm orders included the M793 Target Practice with Tracer cartridge and the 30 mm PGU-15 cartridge.

International orders included the 25 mm M791 Armor Piercing Discarding Sabot with Tracer and the M792 High Explosive Incendiary with Tracer and Self-Destruct, which is produced exclusively by Orbital ATK. These two tactical cartridges are compatible with a range of cannons, including the M242 Bushmaster®, and provide air, land and sea weapons with the capabilities to defeat a variety of targets ranging from light material to armor-protected.

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 more than 12,000 people in 18 states across the U.S. and in several international locations. For more information, visit www.orbitalatk.com.

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