12:00 AM, March 1, 2012
ATK has been awarded a fourth contract to produce 30mm PGU-15A/B cartridges for the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Contracting Center (RICC), Rock Island, Ill. Designed for training application, the cartridges are currently in use with the 30mm GAU-8/A Gatling gun on the U.S. Air Force A-10 Warthog close-support aircraft provide cost-effective, ballistic-matched training rounds for improved warfighter performance. "This round plays an integral role in training A-10 aircrews to develop and maintain essential air-to-ground combat skills. ATK supports this program through the delivery of high quality products, outstanding value and great customer service," said, Dan Olson, Vice President and General Manager, ATK Integrated Weapon Systems. ATK's Mesa will produce the rounds at its facilities in Radford, Virginia with delivery of the optioned rounds is set to begin this year.