U.S. Army Selects ATK To Develop Alternative Warhead For Rocket System

  • 12:00 AM, February 21, 2012
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ATK has been selected by the U.S. Army to develop an alternative warhead for the Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS). The GMLRS alternative warhead eliminates the use of submunitions, but performs as a drop-in replacement for the currently-fielded Dual-Purpose Improved Conventional Munition (DPICM) warhead. "This new warhead offers the advantage of uncompromised performance without leaving unexploded submunitions on the battlefield," said Dave Wise, Vice President and General Manager of ATK Defense Components. During live-fire testing by the U.S. Army, ATK's alternative warhead – featuring ATK's Lethality Enhanced Ordnance (LEO) design – demonstrated that it meets performance and mission requirements, lowers technical risk, and matches current weapon flight characteristics without modifications to the existing GMLRS delivery system.