ARLINGTON, Va., March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) announced that it will participate as an exhibitor at the Defexpo India 2012 Land, Naval & Internal Security Systems Exhibition in New Delhi, India. ATK will highlight a variety of capabilities and programs at the show, which will be held at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi from March 29 to April 1, 2012. ATK will be located in stand 14.3H.
In related news, ATK will participate in the U.S. India Business Council (USIBC) Executive Mission to India March 26 to March 31, 2012. As a part of that trade mission, Karen Davies, ATK Senior Vice President and President of the company's Armament Systems group, will participate in a panel discussion on the topic of return on investment in the India defense market on March 28. The panel will also feature representatives from India's Ministry of Defense and other defense industry executives.
Defexpo provides ATK an opportunity to highlight its growing capabilities in several business areas including integrated weapon systems, precision-guidance for artillery and mortars, advanced programmable artillery fuzing, ammunition and accessories for law enforcement and special operations forces, missile warning systems, small-caliber ammunition, and illuminating flares.
ATK's stand will feature information on the company's most powerful and flexible gun system, the Mk44 30mm cannon. This next-generation system is in production now and builds on the Bushmaster tradition of excellence with its design simplicity, external power, positive round control, ease of maintenance, and constant velocity ammunition feed. Visitors will also be able to learn more about the Mk44's airborne cousin, the Apache helicopter's 625 round-per-minute M230 30mm chain gun.
Visitors to the ATK stand will be able to learn about the company's affordable precision approach that combines GPS guidance and fuzing into one package, transforming conventional 155mm artillery projectiles and 120mm mortar cartridges into precision munitions. Another offering in this space is ATK's Multi-Option Fuze for Artillery (MOFA), the combat-proven, NATO standard, all purpose artillery fuze for bursting munitions.
ATK's stand will also feature the company's cutting edge ammunition and accessory products for law enforcement and special operations forces. ATK brands in this category include Eagle Industries and BLACKHAWK! tactical gear and apparel and Federal Premium and Speer ammunition. ATK ammunition offerings for these customers include long-range precision rifle; barrier-defeating; non-toxic; short-barrel carbine; and law enforcement high-performance handgun service ammunition.
ATK will also feature its AAR-47 aircraft missile warning system with available hostile fire indication (HFI), the first system of its type to detect small-caliber weapon fire and rocket propelled grenades. AAR-47 is installed on the recently-delivered C-130J aircraft to the Indian Air Force.
In addition, ATK will highlight its role as the leading supplier of U.S. and NATO small- and medium-caliber ammunition, and as a source of non-NATO munitions to U.S. and international security forces.
Another important ATK capability the company will be featuring at Defexpo is its decades-long experience building and continually updating illuminating flares. ATK's LUU flares are aircraft-deployed and provide illumination for battlefield operations, search and rescue, ground targeting, and other missions.
Media interested in more information about ATK can visit the company's stand or contact ATK's on-site media representative: Amanda Covington (+1-703-403-9303). An online media kit is available at www.atk.com/ts/defexpo2012.
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