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Orbital ATK Awarded $16 M International Contract for DSU-33D/B Proximity Sensor

  • Sensor Can Detect Height Above the Target for Maximum Weapon System Effectiveness

Orbital ATK, Inc. (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, announced today that it has received a $16 million order for its state-of-the-art DSU-33D/B proximity sensors. The order was placed through Direct Commercial Sales with an international customer, with delivery of the fuzes expected to begin in mid-2016.

The DSU-33D/B is an all-weather, active, radio-frequency ranging sensor that has the capability to sense the height of a weapon above the target zone to maximize its effectiveness. Orbital ATK is the leader in fuzing systems, delivering more than 155,000 sensors to the U.S. Air Force (USAF), Navy and allied nations since 1999.

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“Orbital ATK is proud to be a valued partner in developing, producing, and supporting advanced sensors and related solutions for the United States and its allies,” said Pat Nolan, Vice President and General Manager of Orbital ATK's Missile Products division of the Defense Systems Group. “The DSU-33 sensor has been a key part of U.S. and allied arsenals for well over a decade.”

Orbital ATK supplies numerous fuzes to the U.S. military and has recently begun production on the Hard Target Void Sensing Fuze for the USAF and is in development on the next generation all-purpose bomb fuze.

Orbital ATK Defense Systems Group is an industry leader in providing innovative and affordable ammunition, precision and strike weapons, electronic warfare systems, and missile components across air-, sea-, and land-based systems.

Source : Orbital ATK, Inc. - view original press release

Published on ASDNews: May 19, 2016


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