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ATK Wins $30M US Army Fuze Order (Sept. 25)

MINNEAPOLIS --- ATK has been awarded a $30 million contract from the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development, and Engineering Center, Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., to produce the Multi-Option Fuze for Artillery (MOFA).

The contract represents the first-year procurement under a 100-percent, four-year production award that could be worth nearly $170 million if all options are exercised.

MOFA is the U.S. Army's next-generation, NATO-standard all-purpose artillery fuze for bursting munitions. It is inductively set to detonate by target proximity, time, delay after impact, or upon impact, and is operable with all existing and developmental 105mm and 155mm artillery systems.

"As the developer of MOFA, it is especially satisfying to bring this program back home," said Blake Larson, president, ATK Precision Fuze. "We are very pleased that the Army chose to award 100-percent of their requirements to ATK."

ATK Precision Fuze, one of the nation's leading suppliers of advanced capability fuzes for the U.S. Department of Defense, will produce MOFA at its manufacturing facility in Janesville, Wis. In addition to artillery fuzes, the company develops and manufactures precision components for air-to-ground weapons such as the Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAM) and naval guns.

ATK Precision Fuze is one of four operating units that comprise ATK's Precision Systems Group, which was formed in April to focus on the U.S. Defense Department's increasing requirement for precision, stand-off weaponry.

ATK is a $2.1 billion aerospace and defense company with leading positions in propulsion, composite structures, munitions, and precision capabilities. The company, which is headquartered in Edina, Minn., employs approximately 11,300 people and has three business groups: Aerospace, Precision Systems, and Ammunition.

ATK Awarded $30 M Contract To Produce Next-Generation Precision Artillery Fuze