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29 March 2012

ATK Features International Products and Capabilities at DEFEXPO 2012

ATK is highlighting a variety of capabilities and programmes at the show on their stand 14.3H. These include ATK’s growing capabilities in several business areas including integrated weapon systems, precision-guidance for artillery and mortars, advanced programmable artillery fuzing, ammunition and accessories for law enforcement and Special Operations Forces, missile warning systems, small-caliber ammunition, and illuminating flares.

ATK's stand features information on the company's most powerful and flexible gun system, the Mk44 30mm cannon, a next-generation system in production now, building on the BUSHMASTER tradition of excellence with its design simplicity, external power, positive round control, ease of maintenance, and constant velocity ammunition feed. Visitors can also learn more about the Mk44's airborne cousin, the APACHE helicopter's 625 round-per-minute M230 30mm chain gun (as seen on the cover of MILITARY TECHNOLOGY 9/2011).

Mk44 30mm (Photo: ATK)

The ATK stand furthermore explains the company's affordable precision approach that combines GPS guidance and fuzing into one package, transforming conventional 155mm artillery projectiles and 120mm mortar cartridges into precision munitions. Another offering in this space is ATK's Multi-Option Fuze for Artillery (MOFA), the combat-proven, NATO standard, all purpose artillery fuze for bursting munitions.

ATK's stand also features the company's cutting edge ammunition and accessory products for law enforcement and Special Operations Forces. ATK brands in this category include Eagle Industries and BLACKHAWK! tactical gear and apparel and Federal Premium and Speer ammunition. ATK ammunition offerings for these customers include long-range precision rifle; barrier-defeating; non-toxic; short-barrel carbine; and law enforcement high-performance handgun service ammunition.

ATK also features its AAR-47 aircraft missile warning system with available hostile fire indication (HFI), one of the first systems of its type to detect small-calibre weapon fire and rocket propelled grenades. AAR-47 is installed on the recently-delivered C-130J aircraft to the Indian Air Force.

AAR-47 aircraft missile warning system (Photo: ATK)

In addition, ATK highlights its role as the leading supplier of US and NATO small- and medium-calibre ammunition, and as a source of non-NATO munitions to US and international security forces.
Another important ATK capability the company is featuring is its decades-long experience building and continually updating illuminating flares. ATK's LUU flares are aircraft-deployed and provide illumination for battlefield operations, SAR, ground targeting, and other missions.

On India, the company's President for Armament Systems, Karen Davies, said they are "quite willing to transfer technology."

For more information about this technology, please see MILITARY TECHNOLOGY 3/2012 and the MILITARY TECHNOLOGY DEFEXPO SPECIAL ISSUE, available at the show.

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