AUSA is held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center from 12-14 October 2015.
Orbital ATK is displaying multiple products that support the U.S. Army today as well as future capabilities being developed in partnership with the Army. These include the Bushmaster® family of medium-caliber cannons, precision guidance kits for artillery and mortars, the XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement System, small-, medium- and large-caliber ammunition and command guided ammunition concepts. The company will also exhibit its next generation warheads and propulsion systems to include Lethality Enhanced Ordnance and rocket motors for the Insensitive Munition Hellfire missile.
The exhibit also features Orbital ATK’s range of special mission aircraft upgrades to include the AC-208B Armed Caravan, the AC-235 Light Gunship and aircraft survivability products AAR-47, Multi-Threat Warners, Helicopter Active Protection System as well as the ShotFinder acoustic hostile fire detection technology.
Orbital ATK is also showcasing its expanded communications satellites and remote sensing capabilities. As one of the world’s pre-eminent satellite technology providers, the company offers a broad portfolio of products for military, scientific and commercial customers. Products on display at AUSA will include the ORS-1, LEO Star-2, RapidStar 1 and 2, GEOStar-3, and Kestrel Eye, an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance nanosatellite- class imagery satellite that is designed to be tasked at the tactical unit level providing 1.5 meter ground resolution to the warfighter.
Specialty products showcased include the Switchblade Tactical Missile System and multiple types of illuminating flares, including groundbreaking infrared countermeasures the new MJU-73/B and the MJU-62/B, as well as the developmental infrared countermeasures XS1100 and XS1200. Also on display are the air droppable LUU-2 and 19 (visible and infrared) and the M257/278 Hydra rocket launched illuminating flares (visible and infrared).
Orbital ATK designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation systems for customers around the world, both as a prime contractor and merchant supplier. Its main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.
Photo: Orbital ATK Bushmaster® 7.62mm Chain Gun