Orbital ATK Earns Support Contract for Its Common Munitions Built-in-Test Reprogramming Equipment
By Business Wire News
By Business Wire News
Orbital ATK, Inc. (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, has received a $25 million 5-year contract from the Automated Test Systems Division, Agile Combat Support Directorate, at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia to provide contractor logistics support for the Common Munitions Built-in-Test Reprogramming Equipment (CMBRE) system. Orbital ATK will provide technical and logistic support, depot-level repair, engineering services for obsolescence mitigation for Air Force and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers and familiarization training for FMS customers. The combat-proven CMBRE system, deployed since 1998, has proven itself a force multiplier in directly supporting on-time combat sortie generation and on-target weapon deliveries.
“This contract continues to provide our U.S. Air Force and FMS customers seamless CMBRE support while ensuring inherently safe uninterrupted munitions testing and reprogramming capability for the warfighter,” said Bill Kasting, vice president and general manager of Orbital ATK’s Defense Electronic Systems division of the Defense Systems Group. “This past month we delivered our 1,000th CMBRE System, demonstrating our commitment to deliver affordable innovation on schedule and on budget to those who protect our nation and our partners in peace throughout the globe.”
Orbital ATK’s CMBRE System is a combat-proven munitions tester and reprogrammer designed to verify munition Built-in-Test status and to reprogram munition operational flight programs, and upload mission planning and GPS data. CMBRE represents the first munitions support equipment to be developed as a “common” munitions tester, able to support multiple munitions and aircraft while reducing ownership cost, enhancing interoperability, reducing logistical foot print and improving the uniformity of test. The CMBRE system continues to exceed all reliability predictions while ensuring safe and secure operation for the warfighter, even in the harshest of explosive operating environments.
The CMBRE system is the leading munitions tester in the Department of Defense and directly supports 17 different weapon systems flown by the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and our allies in more than 31 countries. Orbital ATK’s 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 20 states across the U.S. and in several international locations. For more information, visit www.orbitalatk.com.
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