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Orbital ATK Builds Propulsion, Other Hardware for Rockets to Carry Large Payloads

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 5, 2017 — Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) has begun work to produce hardware for large and intermediate-class space launch vehicles as part of a U.S. Air Force effort to develop rockets that could carry sizable payloads to space, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday it completed design …

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Orbital ATK Caps Support for 17-Year NASA Earth Observation Satellite Mission

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 3, 2017 — Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) has marked the culmination of its support for NASA‘s nearly 17-year Earth Observing-1 satellite mission, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday it has provided support for the validation and development of EO-1 satellite and instrument technologies as prime contractor, bus developer and …

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General Dynamics, Orbital ATK Units Picked for Army’s Ammo Cartridge Supply

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 31, 2017 — The U.S. Army has selected General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) and Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) subsidiaries to provide new and recapitalized ammunition cartridges under respective contracts worth $63.7 million and $47.5 million, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The Defense Department said Wednesday the Army will use the cartridges from General …

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Army Vet Ole Knudson Joins Orbital ATK as Precision Weapons Segment Senior Director

Ole Knudson, a retired U.S. Army major general and former deputy director of the Missile Defense Agency, has been named senior director of precision weapons at Orbital ATK‘s (NYSE: OA) armament systems division. Orbital ATK said Monday the more than three-decade Army and MDA veteran will lead the company’s efforts to design, build and produce precision …

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Orbital ATK Lands $67M IDIQ to Produce Sidewinder Rocket Motors for Foreign Govt Clients

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) a five-year, $67 million contract to manufacture AIM-9P Sidewinder missile rocket motors for foreign military sales customers. The Defense Department said Thursday $8.4 million in foreign country military funds will be obligated for the initial delivery of Orbital ATK-built SR-116 motors to Bahrain, Egypt and …

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Orbital ATK Vet Scott Webster Joins Ensco Board; Greg Young Comments

Scott Webster, a director at Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) and QinetiQ North America, has been appointed to Ensco‘s board of directors. Ensco said Monday that Webster is an aerospace and defense sector veteran who established Orbital Sciences — a space and rocket systems manufacturer that merged with the former ATK aerospace and defense …

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Air Force Vet John Bird Named VP of Orbital ATK’s Washington Operations

John Bird, formerly a senior director in Orbital ATK‘s (NYSE: OA) Washington, D.C. operations office, has been promoted to vice president of Washington operations for the Dulles, Va.-based aerospace and defense company. Orbital ATK said Wednesday Bird will oversee government relations, strategy and business development activities in the Washington region for the company’s …

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Orbital ATK Lands Potential $119M Army Tank Round Development, Production Contract

Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) has secured a potential $119 million contract to help the U.S. Army develop 120-millimeter ammunition for the Abrams Main Battle Tank. The company said Wednesday it will support the development and qualification of the service branch’s Advanced Multi-Purpose round over a 30-month period under the contract’s base term valued at $45 million. …

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NASA Targets March 19 Launch Date for Orbital ATK’s 7th ISS Cargo Delivery Mission

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Feb. 7, 2017 — NASA looks to launch an Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) Cygnus spacecraft on March 19 for the company’s seventh commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The space agency said Friday the spacecraft will be launched aboard a United Launch Alliance-built Atlas V rocket …

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Air Force Awards Orbital ATK $78M Spacecraft Integration, Test Support Contract

Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) has been awarded a potential $78.2 million contract to help the U.S. Air Force‘s Space and Missile Systems Center integrate and test a space vehicle for the Defense Department. The sole-source contract covers integration and early on-orbit services for Space Test Program Satellite-6 spacecraft, the department said Friday. Work will occur …

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