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ATK Awarded Contract to Produce DSU-33D/B Sensor for U.S. Air Force

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

ATK Awarded Contract to Produce DSU-33D/B Sensor for U.S. Air Force

08:30 EST Tuesday, November 12, 2013

ATK's Sensor Provides Precision Detonation
ATK has Produced Sensor for U.S. Military Since 1999

ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK), a leading producer of ammunition, precision weapons and rocket motors, has been awarded a production contract for the DSU-33D/B Proximity Sensor for the U.S. Air Force. The ATK sensor uses radar signals to determine the correct height above a target for precise warhead detonation and maximum effect.

The initial order under the contract is valued at $22.8 million, with deliveries commencing in 2015. The contract also contains provisions for four optional order periods totaling up to $84 million. The U.S. Army's Contracting Center at Rock Island, Ill., issued the award to ATK as the prime contractor.

"The DSU-33 sensor is a force multiplier for U.S. air power, helping make our nation's weaponry more effective," said Cary Ralston, vice president and general manager of ATK's Missile Products division. "We look forward to partnering with our Army and Air Force customers to deliver the highest quality product, and provide this essential capability to the U.S. Armed Forces."

"Long-term customers of the DSU-33 rely on the extreme precision our sensor affords," said Mike Kahn, president of ATK's Defense Group. "It is a great example of how ATK provides technologically advanced product accuracy, reliability and overall effectiveness."

ATK is the sole provider of the DSU-33 sensor family, delivering more than 154,000 sensors to the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy since starting production in 1999. The DSU-33D/B is employed in aerial munitions utilizing general-purpose, blast-fragmentation warheads such as the MK80 series, including JDAM precision weapons equipped with such warheads. DSU-33D/B is an all-weather, active, radio-frequency, ranging radar that senses the height of the weapon above the target area. It is used in conjunction with FMU-139 and FMU-152 fuzes to detonate the weapon at a fixed height above surface targets, maximizing the warhead's blast and fragmentation effects.

The DSU-33D/B will be produced at the Allegany Ballistics Laboratory (ABL) facility in Rocket Center, W.Va. ABL is a U.S. Navy-owned, ATK-operated facility specializing in advanced manufacturing technologies for a variety of programs supporting current and future U.S. industrial base needs in advanced fuzing and integration, conventional munitions assemblies, solid rocket motor propulsion and advanced material structures. 

ATK Defense Group is an industry leader in providing innovative and affordable ammunition, precision and strike weapons, electronic warfare systems and missile components across air-, sea- and land-based systems.

ATK is an aerospace, defense and commercial products company with operations in 22 states, Puerto Rico and internationally. News and information can be found on the Internet at www.atk.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atk or on Twitter @ATK.

Certain information discussed in this press release constitutes forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Although ATK believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that its expectations will be achieved. Forward-looking information is subject to certain risks, trends and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Among those factors are: changes in governmental spending, budgetary policies and product sourcing strategies; the company's competitive environment; the terms and timing of awards and contracts; and economic conditions. ATK undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements. For further information on factors that could impact ATK, and statements contained herein, please refer to ATK's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and any subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Email: jennifer.bowman@atk.com                    

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SOURCE ATK

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