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Orbital ATK Wins $157 Million AARGM Contract
Orbital ATK's AARGM Missile

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.

Work is expected to be completed in March 2019.

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.

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