Orbital ATK to provide Precision Guidance Kit XM1156 to US, Australia and Canada

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Orbital ATK to provide Precision Guidance Kit XM1156 to US, Australia and Canada
Alliant Techsystems Operations LLC (now Orbital ATK), based in Plymouth, Minnesota, was awarded a $119,768,362 contract to acquire Option 1 Precision Guidance Kit XM1156 for the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, Australia and Canada, the US Department of Defense announced on Friday, February 27th. US Army Contracting Command, Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.
     
Orbital ATK to provide Precision Guidance Kit XM1156 to US Australia and Canada 640 001Orbital ATK's Precision Guidance Kit (PGK) XM1156
     
Orbital ATK was awarded one of two technology demonstration contracts from the U.S. Army in 2006 to develop the PGK for the 155 mm Howitzer artillery system. The kit will make the stockpile of existing artillery ammunition significantly more effective by adding GPS guidance and navigation capability in a package that fits into the fuze well of an existing 155 mm projectile.

Orbital ATK’s Precision Guidance Kit (PGK) transforms existing 155mm high explosive artillery projectiles into affordable, GPS-guided precision weapons. PGK provides maneuver forces with an organic, precision capability that is highly responsive and available around the clock and in all weather conditions.

With a circular error probable (CEP) of less than 50 meters, PGK fills an effectiveness gap between conventional artillery and smart munitions. This low-cost, highly reliable, fuze-sized guidance kit installs in the projectile fuze well and also provides traditional fuze functions for height-of-burst and point detonation.

 

 

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