ATK (Alliant Techsystems) has been awarded a $17.6 million contract by Boeing Air and Missile Defense Systems to facilitate 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 to manufacture Arrow II interceptors this year. 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, Mississippi and Utah Composites Center in Clearfield.
‘In support of the Arrow program we will be complementing our existing 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 endeavour and together we look forward to the additional jobs this program will bring to the Mississippi area,’ added Campbell.