ATK to Develop New High-Penetration Fuse

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    UNITED STATES - 29 march 2011

    Alliant Techsystems, Inc., Plymoth, Minn., is being awarded a $35,796,194 fixed-price incentive (firm target) contract which will provide the hard target sensing fuze, an advanced fuze system for use with BLU-109, BLU-113, and BLU-122 warheads and their associated guidance systems.

    The fuze system will be capable of surviving penetration through 5,000 to 15,000 pounds per square inch of multiple soil layers and/or reinforced concrete, and detonating within a specific void inside the target or at a specific delay time programmed into the fuze.

    The fuze will also provide in-flight programmability, safing and arming, multi-mode function capability (time-delay and void sensing), and multi-delay arming.

    Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. AAC/EBDK, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA8681-11-C-0039).



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    ATK Awarded Contract for Hard Target Void Sensing Fuze (HTVSF) Engineering & Manufacturing Development (EMD) Phase
    UNITED STATES - 5 APRIL 2011

    HTVSF Builds on ATK's Extensive Penetrating Munitions Expertise

    MINNEAPOLIS, April 5, 2011 -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) was awarded a $35.8 million contract for the Engineering & Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase of the Hard Target Void Sensing Fuze (HTVSF) program. The 37-month EMD contract begins in March 2011 and will allow ATK to further refine the HTVSF design and perform all qualification testing necessary to move into production.

    The program is a joint effort between the United States Air Force, the United States Navy, and ATK. The EMD contract was awarded by the Air Armament Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.

    The HTVSF is an advanced technology, cockpit-programmable fuze that provides the capability to destroy deeply-buried targets not reachable by other fuzing options. It will provide multiple delay arming and detonation times, as well as a void sensing function which allows precision activation of the fuze. The HTVSF is intended to be used with all current and future families of 2000 and 5000 pound air delivered penetrating weapons.

    As an industry leader in advanced fuzing technology, ATK developed the all-electronic HTVSF that builds on its extensive design and production experience. The HTVSF incorporates advanced sensors, algorithms, and hardened electronics technology to offer the warfighter unprecedented capability against the most sophisticated targets.

    "ATK has a tremendous engineering and operations team dedicated to making HTVSF a success, and we are proud to have been selected," said Mike Kahn, President of ATK Missile Products Group. "Our expertise in the design, development and production of innovative, reliable, and affordable precision fuzing products positions ATK well to meet future needs."

    "ATK has been developing hard target defeat fuzing technology for more than a decade and has taken the best attributes and incorporated them into the HTVSF," said Dave Fine, Vice President, Fuzing and Warheads. He continued, "We will deliver a fuze with unprecedented survivability and precision into the hands of our warfighters to allow destruction of high-value, deeply-buried targets not reachable with today's fuzing options."

    Upon successful completion of EMD, ATK expects to transition into low rate initial production (LRIP) in April 2014and then become the primary supplier of the HTVSF.


    Source: Alliant Techsystems Inc.
     

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