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ATK acquires Eagle Industries

MINNEAPOLIS, April 3 (UPI) -- U.S. company Alliant Techsystems announced the acquisition of military and homeland security tactical accessories developer Eagle Industries.

ATK officials say the acquisition of Eagle Industries is part of a move to continue an expansion in the military and law enforcement tactical accessories markets. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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Eagle Industries' more than 5,000 products include tactical accessories like assault vests, load-bearing equipment and weapon transporting gear among other offerings.

"Eagle Industries is a quality leader in tactical nylon accessories and will provide ATK with an exciting opportunity to expand its presence into the growing military and law enforcement accessories markets," said Dan Murphy, ATK chairman and chief executive officer, said in a statement.

"We have successfully grown our accessory business in commercial sport hunting markets and will use that expertise, combined with the capabilities of Eagle Industries, to grow our market position in domestic and international tactical accessory markets."

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