Dulles, Virginia 29 September 2016 – Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies will highlight a number of new weapons and munitions as well as its full range of capabilities that support the warfighter during the Association of the United States Army's (AUSA) 2016 Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C. The event is held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center October 3-5, 2016. The Orbital ATK exhibit is located at booth 6943, Hall D, located on the venue’s upper level.
Orbital ATK will display several new products that are either currently supporting or being developed in partnership with the U.S. Army to provide the soldier with future capabilities. These include:
• XM813 Bushmaster® 30mm Chain Gun®, which will “upgun” the 2nd Cavalry Regiment’s Stryker fleet, along with an advanced family of 30mm ammunition to support the gun, including programmable airburst ammunition
• Next generation 120mm tank ammunition to include M829A4, which provides superior armor-penetration
• Advanced Multi-Purpose round that will combine the capabilities of multiple rounds in one munition. The company will also exhibit its next generation
• Lethality Enhanced Ordnance for Long Range Precision Fires and M1061 60mm mortar cartridge with Insensitive Munition technology that provides increased effects and, at the same time, greater soldier safety
The exhibit also features Orbital ATK’s range of special mission aircraft upgrades for weaponization and protection to include: the AC-208B Armed Caravan; the AC-235 Light Gunship and aircraft survivability products, such as the AAR-47 multi-threat warning system; and the ShotFinder acoustic hostile-fire detection technology.
Orbital ATK will also exhibit its space-based capabilities. As one of the world’s preeminent satellite technology providers, the company offers a broad portfolio of products for military, scientific and commercial customers. Products on display at AUSA will include the ORS-1, LEOStar-2, RapidStar 1 and 2, and the Mission Extension Vehicle. Additionally, the Kestrel Eye electro-optical imagery nanosatellite will be displayed—this satellite is designed to be tasked at the tactical unit level providing 1.5 meter ground resolution to the warfighter.
Specialty products showcased include the Switchblade Tactical Missile System and multiple types of illuminating flares and air-droppable, infrared countermeasures which include the LUU-2 and 19 (visible and infrared) and M257/278 Hydra rocket launched Illuminating flares (visible and infrared).
Members of the news media interested in more information about Orbital ATK at AUSA may contact Orbital ATK's on-site media representative, Bryan Kidder, during the show.
About Orbital ATK
Orbital ATK is a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies. The company 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 12,000 people in 18 states across the U.S. and in several international locations. For more information, visit www.orbitalatk.com.
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