21 July 2016
Orbital ATK gets $182 million Missile Defense Agency contract
By Geoff Ziezulewicz
Space Daily


Washington (UPI) -
Orbital ATK has been awarded a $182 million U.S. Missile Defense Agency contract for the Medium Range Ballistic Missile Type 3 Configuration 2 target system.

The contract includes production equipment, logistics, associated support equipment, system engineering and analysis and mission operations.

Work will be performed in Arizona and has an estimated completion date of October 2020.

Since ballistic missiles have different ranges, speeds, size and performance characteristics, the system is an integrated, layered architecture that provides multiple opportunities to destroy missiles and their warheads before they reach their targets.

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