Orbital ATK gets contract to repair Iraqi Air Force trainer aircraft

Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, has received a contract from the US government to repair trainer aircraft for the Iraqi Air Force to continue their security mission, the company said.

The trainer aircraft include 12 Cessna 172 Skyhawks and five Cessna Caravans.

Since 2007, Orbital ATK has supplied the Iraqi Air Force with three armed aircraft (AC-208B), three reconnaissance aircraft (RC-208B) and five trainer aircraft (TC-208B). The operational readiness of the aircraft since the initial fielding continues to be outstanding. Additionally, Orbital ATK has continuously provided in-country maintenance, logistics support and student training on the missionized Caravans.

Orbital ATK is a global leader in 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 13,000 people in 18 states across the US and in several international locations.