Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) has received orders worth a combined $123 million from the U.S. Army to produce additional Precision Guidance Kits designed to help increase warfighters’ shooting accuracy.
The orders fall under option 2 of Orbital ATK’s PGK production contract and include a $69 million order awarded in July last year, the company said Tuesday.
Dan Olson, vice president and general manager of the armament systems division at Orbital ATK’s defense systems group, said that soldiers have tested the capacity of PGKs to support combat strike missions.
A PGK works to transform standard 155mm artillery into a GPS-guided weapon designed to help military users hit targets and minimize the risk of collateral damage.
A select number of PGK fuzes met accuracy, reliability and safety requirements during a series of lot acceptance tests.