Orbital ATK wins $48M to sustain aging and surveillance Missile Defense Agency rocket motors

DULLES, Va. Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA), a global provider of aerospace and defense technologies, will continue to support the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Targets and Countermeasures Directorate under a $48 million Rocket Motor Technical Services (RMTS) contract. Under the contract, Orbital ATK will support the sustainment of Trident I (C4) and Orion motors for use in MDA targets and interceptor vehicles.

Orbital ATK wins $48M to sustain aging and surveillance Missile Defense Agency rocket motors
Orbital ATK wins $48M to sustain aging and surveillance Missile Defense Agency rocket motors

DULLES, Va. Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA), a global provider of aerospace and defense technologies, will continue to support the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Targets and Countermeasures Directorate under a $48 million Rocket Motor Technical Services (RMTS) contract. Under the contract, Orbital ATK will support the sustainment of Trident I (C4) and Orion motors for use in MDA targets and interceptor vehicles.

Orbital ATK wins $48M to sustain aging and surveillance Missile Defense Agency rocket motorsOrbital ATK wins $48M to sustain aging and surveillance Missile Defense Agency rocket motorsOrbital ATK also provides services for CASTOR, Orbus 1A, and Oriole motors as well as various specialty support services such as radar signature testing and specialty tooling.

Under the RMTS contract, Orbital ATK will provide sustaining engineering, aging, and surveillance testing and analysis, motor logistics, motor storage, motor disposal, static test support, and flight test motor preparations for a five-year period.

Target vehicles using C4 motors are on MDA’s flight manifest through the mid-2020s. Orion motors are used on both target vehicles and the Ground-Based Interceptor vehicle for the foreseeable future.

“Orbital ATK has more than 50 years of demonstrated performance providing aging and surveillance support of strategic motors for MDA, the Air Force and the Navy,” says Charlie Precourt, vice president and general manager of Orbital ATK’s Propulsion Systems Division. “As such, our world’s leading solid rocket motor expertise is helping ensure reliability and mission success for our customer.”

A majority of the work for this contract will be conducted at Orbital ATK’s Bacchus facility in Magna, Utah, with support as needed from several other Orbital ATK facilities across the country.

Orbital ATK designs, builds, and delivers space, defense, and aviation systems for customers around the world, both as a prime contractor and merchant supplier. Its main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures. Headquartered in Dulles, Virginia, Orbital ATK employs approximately 13,000 people in 18 states across the U.S. and in several international locations.

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