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News - orbital atk

Programme Results - Defence Insight

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - small

    Project Land 129 Phase 3 (Australia)

    Programme Background Programme Announcement The Australian Army announced the Project Land 129 Phase 3 programme in 2017. This announcement led to the release of an industry ...

  • Military UAS - rotary-wing, Military UAS - tactical

    Blue Water Maritime Logistics UAS (BWUAS) [USA]

    Programme Background Programme Goal The Blue Water Maritime Logistics UAS (BWUAS) programme stems from the Military Sealift Command and Fleet Forces Command identifying, in 2018, a ...

Equipment Results - Defence Insight

  • Air: aerial targets

    GQM-173 MSST

    The USN selected ATK (now Orbital ATK) in August 2008 to develop the GQM-173A Multi Stage Supersonic Target (MSST) system to represent a family of ...

  • Cannons

    M230LF Chain Gun

    The 30mm M230LF automatic cannon is a version of the 30mm cannon featured on the AH-64 Apache helicopter and is a member of the Orbital ...

  • Guided munitions

    M1156 PGK

    The M1156 Precision Guidance Kit (PGK) is a guidance fuze that can be fitted within the fuze well of 155mm high-explosive artillery projectiles. The fuze ...

  • Air: aerial targets

    GQM-163A Coyote SSST

    The GQM-163A Coyote Supersonic Sea Skimming Target (SSST) was developed for the USN to emulate two-stage anti-ship cruise missiles in support of air defence weapon/combat ...

  • Minehunters

    Avenger Class

    The first Avenger-class minehunter entered service in 1985, with the last of the 14 ordered commissioned in 1994. The ships use Orbital ATK's AN/SLQ-48 remotely ...

  • Air: Defensive Systems - Laser Warning Receivers


    Orbital ATK (now Northrop Grumman) developed the AN/AAR-59 Joint and Allied Threat Awareness System (JATAS) to provide protection for aircraft against incoming threats typically surface-to-air ...

  • Guided munitions


    Orbital ATK is developing the laser-guided Hatchet miniature weapon that supports platform integration on both unmanned and manned aircraft. Hatchet’s design meets the requirements for ...

  • Helicopter guns

    M230 Automatic Cannon

    The LW30 M230 is a chain-driven, single-barrel, externally powered weapon for attack helicopters. It is effective against lightly armoured vehicles and aircraft. The system uses ...

  • Cannons

    7.62mm Bushmaster Chain Gun

    The 7.62mm Bushmaster Chain Gun, originally developed for coaxial use and the smallest member of the Chain Gun family, is adaptable to various machine gun ...

  • Cannons


    The Palletised Weapon System (PAWS) is a reconfigurable collection of sensors, communications and weapons that can be installed on most medium- to heavy-lift aircraft. PAWS ...

  • Land: manned turrets

    Teber-30 Two-Man Turret

    The Teber-30 is a medium-calibre two-man turret designed for armoured combat vehicles. It is day/night capable with an onboard fire control computer and a two-axis ...

  • Cannons

    M242 Bushmaster

    The 25mm Bushmaster automatic cannon features dual feed Chain Gun technology. More than 10,500 M242s have been delivered to the US Army and forces around ...

  • Cannons


    The GAU-23 Bushmaster automatic cannon is a next-generation Chain Gun weapon in use today. The system is design features include design simplicity, external power, positive ...

  • Land: manned turrets

    Asgard GS

    The Asgard GS (Grab and Shoot) is the baseline model of the Asgard 127 one-person modular turret family introduced in 2016. It can be mounted ...

  • Land: manned turrets

    Hitfist 25-30mm

    The Hitfist 25-30mm is a two-person, power-operated turret designed for installation on wheeled or tracked IFVs. The main armament can be either an Oerlikon 25mm ...