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19 May 2016

Orbital ATK Awarded $16 Million International Contract for DSU-33D/B Proximity Sensor

Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defence technologies, announced today that it has received a U$16 million order for its state-of-the-art DSU-33D/B proximity sensors. The order was placed through Direct Commercial Sales with an international customer, with delivery of the fuzes expected to begin in mid-2016.

The DSU-33D/B is an all-weather, active, radio-frequency ranging sensor that has the capability to sense the height of a weapon above the target zone to maximise its effectiveness. Orbital ATK is the leader in fuzing systems, delivering more than 155,000 sensors to the US Air Force (USAF), US Navy, and allied nations since 1999.

Orbital ATK is proud to be a valued partner in developing, producing, and supporting advanced sensors and related solutions for the United States and its allies,” Pat Nolan, Vice President and General Manager of Orbital ATK's Missile Products division of the Defense Systems Group, said. “The DSU-33 sensor has been a key part of U.S. and allied arsenals for well over a decade.”

Orbital ATK supplies numerous fuzes to the US military and has recently begun production on the Hard Target Void Sensing Fuze for the USAF and is in development on the next generation all-purpose bomb fuze.