ATK (Alliant Techsystems) Headquarters: 7480 Flying Cloud Dr., Minneapolis, MN 55344 United States Phone: 952.351.3000 Overview: Widely known as ATK, it has more than 50 facilities in 21 states, including Mississippi at Iuka, Alabama in Huntsville and multiple locations in Florida. It also has representatives in 50 countries. In addition to ATK Corporate (Minneapolis, Minn.), it has ATK Washington D. C. Operations (headquarters Arlington, Va.), ATK Armament Systems (headquarters Clearfield, Utah), ATK Mission Systems (headquarters Baltimore, Md.) and ATK Space Systems (headquarters Herndon, Va.). Market/ticker: NYSE/ATK Noteworthy: ATK’s core business is conventional munitions, including smart bombs, and rocket propulsion systems. In addition to munitions, it makes anti-tank mines, aircraft weapons systems and high-tech components. ATK makes solid propulsion rocket motors and its products are used in space launch vehicles, such as the Trident II and Delta II. ATK is working with NASA, Lockheed Martin and Orbital Sciences Corp. to develop the launch abort motor for the Orion crew exploration vehicle. ATK products: wing skin for F-35; composite fan containment cases for General Electric GEnx engines; commercial aircraft composite structures; component and subsystems for commercial satellite programs; AN/AAR-47 missile and laser warning system; ammunition for law enforcement and sport shooting; ammunition for the U.S. and allied forces; composite centrifuges for the nuclear power industry; precision munitions and strike weapons; air-bursting munitions; medium- caliber chain guns; propellants; fuzes; missile warning systems; flares; decoys; solid rocket propulsion systems; reuseable solid rocket motors; strategic missiles; lightweight space deployables; solar arrays and satellite thermal management systems; systems for small and micro satellites; solid rocket boosters; astronaut tools; main lift and launch abort motors for Orion crew launch vehicle; solar arrays; three stages for the Minuteman III and Trident II D-5 missiles; three stages for the ground-based missile defense system and first two stages for the Kinetic Energy Interceptor programs. ATK competitors: Aerojet, General Dynamics, Raytheon
ATK is heavily involved in the Constellation program.
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Overview: Alliant Techsystems operation on the Gulf Coast Aerospace Corridor is involved in weapons development at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The company's space and missions sectors have operations at Cape Canaveral, Kennedy Space Center, Clearwater and Palm Beach Gardens in Florida, Huntsville, Ala., and Iuka, Miss.
Connections: The Gulf Coast Aerospace Corridor is involved in the space program primarily through John C. Stennis Space Center in Mississippi and the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, both involved in NASA's Constellation program. ATK is a major player in Constellation, but its closest space-related operation is in Iuka in north Mississippi, part of ATK's Mission Systems.