Orbital ATK demonstrates advanced missile warhead for high temperatures and velocities

Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), a global provider of aerospace and defense technologies, has successfully demonstrated its new advanced missile warhead designed to survive in high temperature environments and function at hyper velocities, the company said.

Using decades of experience in developing and fielding advanced warheads, Orbital ATK designed, built and validated the new missile warhead for hypersonic speeds in less than 60 days.

For the demonstration, Orbital ATK employed its proven modeling capability, which correlates real world results to accurately predict weapon performance in order to reduce time spent in the design phase. In addition, the tested warheads were built with additive manufacturing to produce the warheads´ precise and complicated geometric shapes relatively quickly, speeding up their readiness for testing.

Orbital ATK is a global provider of aerospace and defense technologies. The company designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation systems for customers around the world, both as a prime contractor and merchant supplier. Its main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures. Headquartered in Dulles, Virginia, Orbital ATK employs approximately 14,000 people across the US and in several international locations. For more information, visit www.orbitalatk.com.