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1300 Wilson Boulevard

Suite 400

Arlington, VA 22209

United States

Phone: 703-412-5960

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Alliant Techsystems Inc. operates as an aerospace, defense, and commercial products company. The company operates in 22 states, Puerto Rico, and internationally. The company produces military small-caliber ammunition for use in soldier-carried weapons, such as automatic and semi-automatic rifles, and machine guns. The company also produces medium-caliber ammunition used by crew-served weapons on armored vehicles and aircraft. The company produces military large-caliber ammunition used by tanks. The company manufactures law enforcement, military, and sporting ammunition. The company is also a primary supplier of firearms and shooting accessories, and with the Bushnell Group Holdings, Inc. acquisition, the company operates in the hunting, shooting sports, and outdoor recreation markets, with a portfolio of iconic brands in ammunition, accessories and optics, traditional centerfire and rimfire rifles, and shotguns. Its major brands include Federal Premium, Bushnell, BLACKHAWK!, and Savage Arms. Segments The company operates through three segments: Aerospace Group, Defense Group, and Sporting Group. Aerospace Group segment This segment develops and produces rocket motor systems for human and cargo launch vehicles, conventional and strategic missiles, missile defense interceptors, small and micro-satellites, satellite components, structures and subsystems, lightweight space deployables, and solar arrays, as well as provides engineering and technical services. This segment also operates in the military and commercial aircraft and launch structures markets. Other products include illuminating flares and aircraft countermeasures. The following is a description of the reporting units (divisions) within this segment: Aerospace Structures This division is a provider of composite aircraft components for military and commercial aircraft manufacturers, primarily utilizing advanced automated composite fabrication techniques, including Fiber-Placement Machines and company-proprietary Automated Stiffener Forming Machines (ASFM). The company provides various composite parts for the F-35 II Lightning, a fifth-generation fighter aircraft for the U.S. military and its allies—these parts include upper and lower wing skins, nacelles, and access covers. It provides composite radomes and apertures for various military aircraft, including the RQ-4 Global Hawk, and also provides wing stiffeners for the A400M. This division has a commercial aerospace composites center of excellence facility in Clearfield, Utah, to support its commercial aerospace customers, including Airbus S.A.S. (Airbus), General Electric Company, Rolls-Royce Group plc, and The Boeing Company (Boeing). This division is under contract to produce the majority of the composite stringers and frames for the Airbus A350XWB wide body passenger jetliner, using the ASFM process. Additional major commercial programs include production of the fan containment case for General Electric Company’s GEnx engine, which would be used to power the Boeing 747-8 Cargo aircraft, and a partnership with Rolls-Royce Group plc to produce the aft fan case for the Trent XWB engine, which would be used to power the Airbus A350 aircraft. Space Systems Operations This division is the production home for the company's solid rocket motors for NASA's current and planned human spaceflight programs, including the space launch system heavy lift vehicle and the international space station cargo resupply services. In addition, this division produces a launch abort system motor for the Orion crew capsule that is designed to pull the crew away from the launch vehicle in the event of an emergency during the launch. The Space Shuttle program is completed. This division also produces large solid rocket motors for the Trident II (D5) Fleet Ballistic Missile and the Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile. These two programs provide the backbone of the United States' strategic deterrence. Additional solid rocket motors being produced by this division include GEM 40 and GEM 60 motors for the Delta II and Delta IV; Orion motors for the Orbital Science Corporation's Pegasus, Taurus, an

 

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