Orbital ATK awarded MFF contract
Orbital ATK has received a $20.8 million contract for first article test and production of the MK419 Mod 1 Multi-Function Fuze (MFF) for use on the MK187 projectile used on US Navy guns, the company announced on 4 April. The contract was awarded by the US Army Contracting Command on behalf of the US Navy.
The MFF increases the overall mission capability of 5-inch gun ammunition used on US Navy ships by combining five modes of operation into a single fuze. Equipped with MFF, single-dimension naval surface fire support munition is given modern, multi-dimension capabilities including support against multiple threats and high speed attack craft.
Pat Nolan, VP and general manager of Orbital ATK, said: 'Orbital ATK's MMF is key to extending the navy's defensive and offensive capabilities. MFF leverages Orbital ATK's design, development and production expertise to provide the US Navy with an affordable and reliable fuze for its five-inch/54 calibre ammunition.'
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