Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Contract: ATK, $35.8M

Alliant Techsystems Inc., Plymouth, Minn., is being awarded a $35,796,194 fixed-price incentive contract which will provide the hard target sensing fuze, an advanced fuze system for use with BLU-109, BLU-113, and BLU-122 warheads and their associated guidance systems. The fuze system will be capable of surviving penetration through 5,000 to 15,000 pounds per square inch of multiple soil layers and/or reinforced concrete, and detonating within a specific void inside the target or at a specific delay time programmed into the fuze. The fuze will also provide in-flight programmability, safing and arming, multi-mode function capability (time-delay and void sensing), and multi-delay arming. AAC/EBDK, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 03/29/11)