Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), a global provider of aerospace and defense technologies, has announced that the company has produced 25,000 M1156 Precision Guidance Kits (PGK) for the United States Army and Marine Corps, the company said.
The GPS guidance kit reduces the ballistic dispersion of conventional 155mm artillery projectiles – transforming them into near-precision weapons.
The guidance kit, which replaces conventional artillery projectile fuzes and requires no additional modifications to the existing projectile inventories, provides greater precision which in addition to being more effective against enemy targets also reduces the potential for collateral damage to friendly troops and non-combatants.
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.