Northrop Grumman awards Orbital ATK with USD 90m B-2 composite structures contract

Dulles, Virginia-based Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) has received an initial USD 90m contract from Northrop Grumman to produce composite components for the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber with an option for follow-on orders, the company said.

Under the terms of the 5-year contract, Orbital ATK will perform Non-Recurring Engineering (NRE) and produce 17 Hot Trailing Edge (HTE) composite parts. Production will take place at Orbital ATK´s Aerospace Structures Division facility in Dayton, Ohio, later this year.

In its aerospace composites business, Orbital ATK uses proprietary production processes that shorten the manufacturing cycle and produce extremely high quality, complex components with unmatched repeatability through sophisticated robotics automation.

Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation systems for customers around the world, both as a prime contractor and merchant supplier. The company employs approximately 12,000 people in 18 states across the US and in several international locations.