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Quad A: Orbital ATK sharpens hatchet

28th April 2017 - 10:50 GMT | by Scott Gourley in Nashville, Tennessee

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While Orbital ATK may have used this week's Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA) Mission Summit to unveil the latest model of their Hatchet munition, the company is also taking the programme to the next technology readiness level.

A company representative noted that the company has committed the investment funding to demonstrate a full-up weapon with warhead guide-to-hit event in early calendar year 2018. Although both delivery aircraft and test range have yet to be determined, they noted that the munition will be launched 'from the type of launcher anticipated in possible future applications.'

The Hatchet design features a 6lb …

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