Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Orbital ATK Shows Wide Range of Defense, Aerospace and Space Capabilities at IDEX 2017

Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, will showcase a variety of defense products, services and integration capabilities during IDEX 2017. IDEX takes place biennially at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. This year’s event, held February 19-23, provides Orbital ATK the opportunity to display its expertise to a global audience at one of the largest attended international defense expositions. The Orbital ATK booth is located at stand 03-A07.

A highlight on the stand is the company’s Palletized Weapons System (PaWS) offered by Orbital ATK’s Defense Systems Group. The PaWS is a rapidly reconfigurable roll-on/roll-off gun system for medium- to heavy-lift aircraft. The system includes enhanced electro-optical/infrared targeting sensors and a trainable 30 mm MK44 Bushmaster® Chain Gun®. Other highlights include the company’s precision guidance kits (PGK) for artillery and mortars, Hatchet (a miniature precision glide weapon), the complete Bushmaster® line of Chain Guns® and automatic cannons that support 7.62 mm, 25 mm, 30 mm and 40 mm applications. The company will also display its full line of small-, medium- and large-caliber ammunition.

Also on display are the company’s innovative line of customized special mission aircraft and weaponized gunships that provide allied nations with intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platforms. The company also will display its ability to provide defensive air capabilities with the ShotFinder Acoustic Threat Warning System and the AAR-47 Missile Warning System and flares.


Orbital ATK’s Space Systems Group is one of the world’s preeminent satellite technology providers, offering a broad portfolio of products for international, military, civil and commercial space customers around the world. Specific products on display include the GEOStar-3 Geostationary Earth Orbit communications satellite platform, the company’s medium-, small- and Cubesat satellite-class systems primarily used in Low-Earth Orbit. These satellites support a wide variety of customer missions in the defense, intelligence, academic, scientific, remote sensing, hosted payloads and commercial communications markets. The exhibit also features the Mission Extension Vehicle, which provides in-orbit satellite life extension service to geostationary satellites.

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