ATK Receives $24 M Contract Modification to XM25
- Modification Provides XM25 Ammunition, Hardware and Weapon Inspection, Test and Analysis to Support Further U.S. Army Early User Assessment Testing
- XM25 Successfully Completed an Initial Forward Operation Assessment in Afghanistan During 2010
In 2010, the U.S. Army began a Forward Operational Assessment (FOA) of the XM25 with soldiers in Afghanistan to determine its capabilities through use in actual combat operations. Based on the weapon's initial success throughout the FOA, the Army has requested the items necessary to continue further weapon assessments. Information gathered during the ongoing operational assessment will provide valuable user feedback that will ultimately support the EMD process.
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"The XM25 provides the individual soldier with an advanced capability to quickly engage targets hidden behind walls or in defilade," said Bruce DeWitt, Vice President and General Manager for ATK Advanced Weapons. "By putting smart technology into the soldiers' hands, we're able to provide them with a distinct battlefield advantage by taking away an adversary's ability to hide behind cover."
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Source : Alliant Tech Systems, Inc (ATK) (NYSE: ATK)