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ATK to highlight affordable innovation for an international audience

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: 21 February, 2009  (Company News)
ATK to feature major programs at the 9th International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi
Alliant Techsystems announced today that it will participate for the first time as an exhibitor at the 9th International Defence Exhibition and Conference in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. ATK will highlight a variety of capabilities and programs at the conference to be held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre from Feb. 22-26 2009. The ATK exhibits will be located in Hall 4, Stand B05.

ATK's booth will feature innovative technologies such as the Precision Guidance Kit (PGK), and Palletized Autonomous Weapon System (PAWS). PGK turns artillery shells into precision weapons at minimal cost, while PAWS integrates ATK's family of 25mm and 30mm chain gun systems with advanced Ammunition capabilities into an affordable, integrated remote weapon station that can be installed on a variety of platforms without special interface. A variant of PAWS, the Viper, will also be on display. Viper is an affordable 'plug and play' weapon station that offers economy and agility to meet the security needs of U.S. and international customers.

ATK will also feature the newest addition to the U.S. missile inventory, the Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM). Developed cooperatively by ATK, the U.S. Navy and Italian Air Force, AARGM was recently approved for initial production by the U.S. Department of Defense and is expected to reach the fleet next year as the military's newest multi-role tactical missile.

The booth will also feature ATK's family of 120mm tank ammunition. ATK and its industry teammate provide the world's most advanced, combat proven and cost effective tank ammunition. This Ammunition has been designed and demonstrated in several main battle Tanks to include the M1 and Leopard 2.

Additionally, ATK will also have on view its advanced Insensitive Munitions technologies for both Warheads and Rocket motors, designed to satisfy emerging requirements for the next generation of international weapon systems. Increasingly, ATK is partnering with international companies in co-production agreements, to develop new solutions for emerging customer

IDEX will also provide potential customers the opportunity to obtain information on ATK's low-cost Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) solutions. ATK is meeting emerging requirements through the assembly and rapid delivery of innovative and reliable solutions to customers as diverse as the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, and the Iraqi Air Force.

ATK's innovative business approach has also helped the company become a world leader in small- and medium- caliber ammunition. The company has developed a unique expertise in Ammunition design, development, manufacturing, supply chain management, and quality assurance. ATK's booth will display a number of products from its small- and medium-caliber portfolio, including its innovative family of products with new high-technology options for
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