Orbital ATK along with the US Navy is rolling out the Block 1 software upgrade to the Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM).
Earlier this year, Orbital ATK and the US Navy completed testing, demonstrating the effectiveness of the software upgrade, the company said in a statement Monday.
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. AARGM is able to rapidly engage traditional and advanced land- and sea-based air-defense threats, as well as non-radar targets leveraging a Global Positioning System (GPS)/Inertial Navigation System (INS) guidance and millimeter wave (MMW) guidance.
AARGM is a US Navy and Italian Air Force international cooperative major acquisition program with the U.S. Navy as the executive agent. AARGM is currently deployed and supporting operational requirements for the US Navy and US Marine Corps. The missile is integrated into the weapons systems on the FA-18C/D Hornet, FA-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler aircraft. AARGM is anticipated to achieve Initial Operational Capability on the Italian Air Force’s Tornado ECR aircraft in 2018.
Orbital ATK has signed long-term agreements with premier commercial ammunition suppliers, valued in excess of $400 million over a three-year period that span from 2018 to 2020.
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
Despite Orbital ATKs lawsuit, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has gone ahead with its Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites (RSGS) program by selecting Space Systems Loral (SSL) as its commercial partner for the program. DARPA and SSL seek to develop technologies that would enable cooperative inspection and servicing of satellites in geosynchronous orbit (GEO), more than 20,000 miles above the Earth, and demonstrate those technologies on orbit, DARPA said in a press statement Thursday
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 won a developmental contract by the U.S
The US Navy has awarded $76 million contract to BAE Systems to develop vital communications and electronics for the Naval Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD). The company will support the rapid design, development, fabrication, customization, and life-cycle maintenance of new and existing communication and electronic platforms for NAWCAD
Orbital ATK has won $157 million contract for the full-rate production of Lot 6 for Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM). This contract provides for the conversion of AGM-88B High Speed Anti-Radiation Missiles into 230 AGM-88E AARGM All-Up-Rounds and six captive air training missiles, to include related supplies and services necessary for their manufacture, sparing, and fleet deployment, the US Department of Defense said in a statement Thursday
SolAero Technologies Corp (SolAero) has delivered the first solar wing for Bye Aerospace's "StratoAirNet", a solar-electric unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). SolAero is integrating their advanced high-efficiency solar cell technologies on the graphite composite StratoAirNet wing using proprietary methods to maintain the critical laminar flow surface on the wing, the company announced Tuesday
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