Orbital ATK to Enter Full Rate Production on Abrams Tank Ammo

Orbital ATKTYSONS CORNER, VA July 21, 2015 — ExecutiveBiz reported Monday on Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) announcing that full rate production will begin on the fifth-generation M829E4 120mm advanced kinetic energy cartridge for use on the U.S. Army’s Abrams main battle tank.

Work to develop and quantify the kinetic energy cartridge falls under an $80 million contract that includes one base year of production and two additional option years, Orbital ATK said Monday.

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