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Navy orders more AARGMs from ATK

Oct. 10, 2013 at 11:33 AM   |   Comments

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- A $102.4 million contract for the second full-production lot of the Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM) has been given by the U.S. Navy to ATK.

The AARGMs, together with Captive Air Training Missiles, are for the Navy and also the Italian Air Force and Royal Australian Air Force.

"The award of FRP 2 is a significant milestone not only for the quantity of missiles to be produced and delivered but also because it marks the beginning of AARGM deliveries to international customers through the Department of Defense's Foreign Military Sales process," said Bill Kasting, vice president and general manager of ATK's Defense Electronic Systems division. "We are proud to provide this critical capability and look forward to continuing delivery of AARGM on schedule and on budget to the U.S. Navy and our allies."

AARGM is a supersonic, air-launched tactical missile system for use against land- and sea-based air-defense threats and non-radar, time-sensitive strike targets.

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