Orbital ATK Receives $21 Million Contract for Naval Munitions Multifunction Fuze
DULLES, Va. — Orbital ATK has received a $21 million contract for first article test and production of the Mk419 Mod 1 Multi-Function Fuze (MFF), the company announced in an April 4 release. The MFF increases the overall mission capability of 5-inch gun ammunition used on U.S. Navy ships by combining five modes of operation into a single fuze, making it the most effective munitions fuze available today.
The Mk419 MFF-equipped round gives a 1980s-era, single-dimension Naval Surface Fire Support munition more modern, multi-dimension capability. This includes support against multiple threats.
The contract was awarded by the U.S. Army Contracting Command on behalf of the U.S. Navy and is the first full-rate production contract for the Mk419 Mod 1. The MFF is designed for use on the Mk187 projectile used on U.S. Navy guns. The awarded contract value is $20.8 million.
“Orbital ATK’s Multi-Function Fuze is key to extending the Navy’s defensive and offensive capabilities,” said Pat Nolan, vice president and general manager of Orbital ATK’s Missile Products Division of the Defense Systems Group. “MFF leverages Orbital ATK’s design, development and production expertise to provide the U.S. Navy with an affordable and reliable fuze for its 5-inch/54 caliber ammunition.”