Saturday, February 13, 2010

ATK to Feature Major Programs at DEFEXPO 2010

Alliant Techsystems announced that it will participate as an exhibitor at DEFEXPO 2010 in New Delhi, India. ATK will highlight a variety of capabilities and programs at the conference to be held at the Pragati Maidan Exhibition Centre from Feb. 15-18, 2010. The ATK exhibits will be located in Hall 18, Booth #18.3G.

ATK's booth will feature such innovative technologies as the Precision Guidance Kit (PGK) that turns artillery shells into precision weapons at minimal cost; the Palletized Autonomous Weapon System (PAWS) that merges ATK's 25mm and 30mm chain gun systems and advanced ammunition capabilities in an easily transportable, remote weapon station employed in either a mobile configuration, standalone mode or as part of a networked defense. ATK will also have on display its latest soldier in the loop and vehicle mounted barrier systems both of which are in production.

ATK will feature its newest addition to the U.S. missile inventory, the AGM-88E Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM). Developed cooperatively by ATK, the U.S. Navy and Italian Air Force, AARGM was recently approved for low rate initial production (LRIP) by the U.S. Department of Defense and is expected to reach initial operational capability next year as the U.S. Navy's newest and most advanced multi-role tactical missile.

Additionally, ATK will display its affordable 70mm precision system, Guided Advanced Tactical Rocket (GATR), which uses a semi-active laser guidance package to achieve extreme accuracy against both stationary and moving targets. GATR is a lock-on before or after launch guided rocket system designed for use on ground vehicles, fixed/rotary wing aircraft and unmanned aircraft vehicles and is compatible with existing 70mm launcher hardware. GATR can be used for air-to-ground and ground-to-ground missions.

DEFEXPO provides potential customers the opportunity to learn how ATK's innovative business approach has helped the company grow to become the leading small and medium caliber ammunition producer in the Western Hemisphere. ATK will display its unique expertise in ammunition design, development, manufacturing, supply chain management, and quality assurance. ATK's booth will also highlight the company's portfolio of mission-critical tactical systems, including load-bearing vests, hydration packs, holsters, bags, and slings and related soldier equipment.

The show is also a chance for ATK to show off its capability in the development and construction of advanced aerostructures. ATK's patented composites manufacturing process and capabilities have enabled ATK to be selected as a leading supplier of advanced composite structures and components for both commercial and military aircraft such as the U.S. military's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and the Airbus A350 XWB.

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