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Orbital ATK details flares contract modification

24th January 2018 - 11:01 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Orbital ATK has received a contract modification from General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems to supply illuminating flares for the Hydra-70 rocket, the company announced on 22 January.

Under the contract, Orbital ATK will provide a suite of illuminating flares that deliver tactical illumination in both the visual and infrared spectra.

The company received an initial production and first article test contract as well as a follow-on order in 2017.

The Hydra-70 illuminating flare are designed to be fired from a variety of rotary and fixed-wing platforms, including the US Army Apache, the US Marine Corps Cobra attack helicopter, as well as the US Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon and other combat aircraft.

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