Press Release

ATK Awarded $17.6 Million Contract to Build Arrow II Rocket Motor Components

By SpaceRef Editor
May 29, 2003
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ATK (Alliant Techsystems)
has been awarded a $17.6 million contract by Boeing Air and
Missile Defense Systems, Huntsville, Ala., to facilitize and qualify
manufacturing processes for components of the Israeli Arrow II interceptor.

Boeing is currently operating under a pre-production contract with Israel
Aircraft Industries (IAI) in preparation for a follow-on production contract
in 2003. Boeing has teamed with ATK to build composite case and nozzle
components. Specific components supplied by ATK include filament-wound first-
stage and second-stage rocket motor cases and electrical cabling, first-stage
nozzle components and propellant materials, as well as a metallic skirt and
interstage parts.

Managed by ATK Composites, Clearfield, Utah, manufacturing operations will
be performed at the company’s Southern Composites Center in Iuka, Miss. and
Utah Composites Center in Clearfield.

“In support of the Arrow program we will be complementing our existing
world-class production facility with additional processes and technologies,”
said Travis Campbell, president, ATK Composites. “We are pleased to be teamed
with Boeing and IAI in this endeavor and together we look forward to the
additional jobs this program will bring to the Mississippi area.”

ATK Composites — the largest producer of filament-wound and fiber-placed
structures in the U.S. — has revolutionized the composites industry through
40 years of innovation and manufacturing excellence. The company produces
structures and materials for space launch vehicles, commercial and military
aircraft, and missile defense systems.

ATK is a $2.2 billion aerospace and defense company with strong positions
in propulsion, composite structures, munitions, precision capabilities, and
civil and sporting ammunition. The company, which is headquartered in Edina,
Minn., employs approximately 12,000 people and has three business groups:
Aerospace, Precision Systems, and Ammunition and Related Products. ATK news
and information can be found on the Internet at www.atk.com .

SpaceRef staff editor.