Stock Price: 132.39 -0.03 09/20/2017 4:00 PM ET

Stock Price: 132.39 -0.03 09/20/2017 4:00 PM ET

Ballistic Missile Targets

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Orbital ATK designs and produces target launch vehicles used in the development and testing of missile defense systems. The company’s target launch vehicles include suborbital rockets and their principal subsystems, as well as payloads carried by such vehicles. Various branches and agencies of the U.S. military, including MDA, use Orbital ATK’s target launch vehicles as targets for defense-related applications such as ballistic missile interceptor testing and related experiments.

These rockets are programmed to simulate incoming enemy missiles, offering an affordable and reliable means to test advanced missile defense systems. Orbital ATK’s family of target vehicles extends from long-range ballistic target launch vehicles, which include targets for testing MDA’s GMD system, to medium- and short-range target vehicles designed to simulate threats to U.S. and allied military forces deployed in overseas theaters. Current programs include: