Saturday, April 16, 2011

ATK receives contracts to supply weaponry

Alliant Techsystems said that it has received three more contracts, worth a total of $148 million, to supply weapons and ammunition to American and allied military forces. The largest of the three contracts secured by ATK’s Armament Systems Group, based in Clearfield, is to continue the design, production and testing of a semiautomatic weapon for the U.S. Army. The $65.8 million, 30-month contract is to produce what is known as the XM25, a rifle that fires a 25mm “airbursting round” that is programmed to detonate above an intended target. Salt Lake Tribune