Lockheed Martin has awarded a $14 million contract to Orbital ATK to produce its Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) Alternative Warhead (AW) for the US Army.
In tests, the Orbital ATK warheads with Lethality Enhanced Ordnance (LEO) technology achieved the Army’s stated requirements for area effects, but left behind no unexploded ordnance, a major accomplishment for this warhead design.
The GMLRS AW Engineering, Manufacturing and Development team recently completed all Developmental Test/Operational Test flight tests, demonstrating the full functionality of the LEO design and ability to meet the GMLRS requirements.
“This type of warhead represents a significant capability for the Army,” said Pat Nolan, Vice President and General Manager for Orbital ATK’s Missile Products Division of the Defense Systems Group. “We are very excited to be part of the Lockheed Martin GMLRS program fielding this technology and its many applications within the military.”
In addition to its application in the GMLRS, Orbital ATK’s LEO technology has been successfully tested on warheads ranging in size from 0.5 to 250 pounds. These warheads include the Small Organic Precision Munition, M1061 mortar round, 155mm unitary cannon cluster munition replacement and the Small Diameter Bomb.
Orbital ATK has been granted a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for the Helicopter Active Protection System (HAPS), a system to protect helicopters against airborne threats. This represents the first patent awarded to Orbital ATK for its development of methods and systems of active protection from aerial threats by dispensing a kill vehicle from either aerial or ground platforms, the company said in a press release Thursday
Orbital ATK has won a Research and Technologies for Aerospace Propulsion Systems 2 (RTAPS2) contract from NASA to provide advanced space propulsion system technologies. NASA developed the RTAPS2 contract as part of aerospace research activities at the agencys Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio
Orbital ATK won more than $53 million to manufacture a precision guidance kit M1156 to turn existing 155 mm artillery shells into smart weapons, the Department of Defense said in a press release. "Orbital Alliant Techsystems Operations [of] Plymouth, Minnesota was awarded a $53,591,925… for procurement of precision guidance kit M1156," the release stated on Thursday
Orbital ATK delivered 500th Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM) to the US Navy in a ceremony at its production facility in Northridge, California, on May 31. AARGM is a supersonic, air-launched tactical missile system, upgrading legacy AGM-88 HARM systems with advanced capability to perform Destruction of Enemy Air Defense missions
Orbital ATK has sued Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) questioning its Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites (RSGS) program as a competition to commercial enterprises and also a violation of the US National Space Policy. “DARPAs RSGS program will subsidize a single company with several hundred million dollars worth of space hardware and launch service, courtesy of the US taxpayer, to directly compete with commercial satellite servicing systems that Orbital ATK and other companies are developing with their own private capital
Orbital ATK has won a $14.7 million contract for the conversion of Italys AGM-88B High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missiles (HARM) into Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM)
Orbital ATK has been awarded a $182 million contract for the Medium Range Ballistic Missile Type 3 Configuration 2 target system including production equipment, logistics, associated support equipment, system engineering and analysis, and mission operations. Work is expected to be completed by Oct
Orbital ATK has received orders worth $210 million to produce three kinds of small caliber ammunition to the US Army. The orders are for 5
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