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Alliant Techsystems NYSEATK is a major US aerospace and defense contractor with sales of approximately USD $3.1 billion (fiscal year 2006) [1] and strong positions in propulsion, composite structures, munitions, precision capabilities, and civil and sporting ammunition. Image File history File links AlliantTechsystemsLogo. ... The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), nicknamed the Big Board, is a New York City-based stock exchange. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ...

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Background

Alliant Techsystems was spun off from Honeywell in 1990. The company's headquarters are in Edina, Minnesota. ATK owns a number of well-known brands, including Thiokol and Federal (ammunition). It provides most of the small caliber ammunition for US police and military units. ATK has a large share of the sporting ammunition market as well. The company is also a leader in providing "green" ammunition to hunters and to military organizations, greatly reducing the use of heavy metals (e.g., lead) in wetlands, training ranges and combat settings. Honeywell Heating Specialties Company Stock Certificate dated 1924 signed by Mark C. Honeywell - courtesy of Scripophily. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... location in Hennepin County, Minnesota Coordinates: , Country State County Hennepin Founded 1860s Incorporated 1888 Government  - Mayor James Hovland Area  - City 16 sq mi (41. ... A Trident C-4 FBM launches and fires its Thiokol solid rocket first stage Thiokol (variously Thiokol Chemical Company, Morton-Thiokol Inc. ... For Pb as an abbreviation, see PB. General Name, Symbol, Number lead, Pb, 82 Chemical series Post-transition metals or poor metals Group, Period, Block 14, 6, p Appearance bluish gray Standard atomic weight 207. ... Small Text A subtropical wetland in Florida, USA, with an endangered American Crocodile. ...


Since 2000, ATK has moved to compete for larger, more complex systems, and has won a number of contracts for guided weapons. The company has also acquired several smaller firms, including Mission Research Corporation, an established contractor providing specialized, and often highly classified electronics to the USAF and other customers. Mission Research is said to be providing a number of innovative systems, including small low cost sensors for homeland security (monitoring for hazardous materials) and non-lethal beam weapons to disable people, cars, and explosives. Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... “Smart bomb” redirects here. ... Seal of the Air Force. ... For the NBC TV Movie starring Tom Skeritt, see Homeland Security (film). ... A hazardous material (HAZMAT) is any solid, liquid, or gas that can cause harm to humans, other living organisms, or the environment due to being radioactive, flammable, explosive, toxic, corrosive, a biohazard, an oxidizer, an asphyxiant, or capable of causing severe allergic reactions. ... Non-lethal force is force which is not inherently likely to kill or cause great bodily injury to a living target. ... This article is concerned solely with chemical explosives. ...


The firm makes a number of non-military products, such as propulsion systems for NASA. Nearly every NASA planetary probe has used some form of propulsion from the one of the company's divisions, and ATK also participated in the X-43A project. The company also produces the propulsion system used in the Trident D5 nuclear missile. This article is about the American space agency. ... NASA technicians working on the X-43A at the tip of a Pegasus rocket attached to a Boeing B-52B prior to launch (March 27, 2004) The X-43 is an unmanned experimental hypersonic aircraft design with multiple planned scale variations meant to test different aspects of highly supersonic flight. ... This article contains technical information about the Trident ballistic missile. ...


The company produces a number of controversial military products, including cluster bombs -- considered indiscriminate weapons -- and depleted uranium rounds. As a result, the company has been a target of peace movement protests, with weekly vigils held at Alliant Techsystems headquarters as well as occasional organized acts of civil disobedience.[2] Cluster bomb exploding A cluster bomb is an air-dropped bomb that ejects multiple small submunitions (bomblets). ... Depleted uranium storage yard. ... A peace movement is a social movement that seeks to achieve ideals such as the ending of a particular war (or all wars), minimize inter-human violence in a particular place or type of situation, often linked to the goal of achieving world peace. ... Anti-war activist Midge Potts is arrested for civil disobedience on the steps of the Supreme Court of the United States on February 9, 2005. ...


Unlike some defense contractors who have been very aggressive with protesters, ATK has generally taken a low-key approach, although some arrests for trespassing have taken place.


Depleted Uranium Weapons

Alliant Techsystems makes depleted uranium shells for use in U.S. tanks, armored personnel carriers, and howitzers. The use of these rounds is controversial because of their impact on the environment and human health, both in the long and short term. Depleted uranium storage yard. ... Depleted uranium storage yard. ...


Alliant has produced over 15 million 30 mm PGU-14 shells (used in the A-10's Gatling gun) for the U.S. Air Force and over a million 120mm M829 rounds for the U.S. Army.[3] In February 2006, U.S. Army placed an order for $38 million of M829 rounds, bringing the total order from the Alliant Techsystems to $77 million for fiscal year 2006.[4] The Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II is a single-seat, twin-engine jet aircraft designed to provide air interdiction and close air support (CAS) of ground forces by attacking tanks, armored vehicles, and other ground targets. ... An 1865 Gatling gun. ...


Launch Systems Group

ATK's Launch Systems Group, formerly Thiokol, was the prime contractor for the Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Booster motors. On December 7, 2005 NASA announced that Alliant Techsystems would be the prime contractor for the Ares I first stage for Project Constellation.[5] A Trident C-4 FBM launches and fires its Thiokol solid rocket first stage Thiokol (variously Thiokol Chemical Company, Morton-Thiokol Inc. ... The Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Booster (SRB) is the rocket that provides 83% of liftoff thrust for the Space Shuttle. ... is the 341st day of the year (342nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the American space agency. ... It has been suggested that Ares I-1 be merged into this article or section. ... Project Constellation is NASAs current plan for space exploration. ...


Corporate governance

Current members of the board of directors of Alliant Techsystems are: Frances Cook, Gilbert Decker, Ronald Fogleman, David E. Jeremiah, Roman Martinez, Robert RisCassi, Michael T. Smith, and William Van Dyke. In relation to a company, a director is an officer (that is, someone who works for the company) charged with the conduct and management of its affairs. ... Ronald Fogleman General Ronald Robert Fogleman (born January 1942) was Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force. ... Admiral David E. Jeremiah (retired) is partner and president of Technology Strategies & Alliances Corporation, a strategic advisory and investment banking firm engaged primarily in the aerospace, defense, telecommunications, and electronics industries. ... Robert W. RisCassi is a retired United States Army four star general who served as Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army (VCSA) from 1989 to 1990; Commander in Chief, United Nations Command/Commander in Chief, ROK/U.S. Combined Forces Command/Commander, U.S. Forces Korea/Commanding...


See also

The following list of modern armament manufacturers presents major companies producing modern weapons and munitions. ...

External links

  • Alliant Techsystems Inc.
  • RightWeb profile of Alliant Techsystems (ATK)
  • SourceWatch profile of Alliant Techsystems (ATK)

Notes

  1. ^ AlliantTechsystems says: Corporate Profile Alliant Action
  2. ^ AlliantAction
  3. ^ Dirty Dozen: Alliant Techsystems
  4. ^ John K. Byrne. U.S. signs $38 million deal for depleted uranium tank shells with ATK, The Raw Story, March 2, 2006.
  5. ^ ATK Media Center (December 7, 2005.). NASA Selects ATK to be Prime Contractor for First Stage of Next Generation Crew Launch Vehicle (HTML). ATK.
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Alliant contract options worth $225M - Boston.com (178 words)
Alliant Techsystems Inc. said Monday it received contract options worth $225 million from Northrop Grumman Corp. to refurbish parts and replace propellant on Minuteman rocket motors.
Alliant, which makes ammunition, smart bombs and rocket propulsion systems for military use, said the award is the sixth of seven full-rate production options under an ICBM propulsion replacement program.
Alliant shares slipped a penny to $78.27, while Northrop shares rose 25 cents to $67.53, both in midday trading on the New York Stock Exchange.
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