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ATK Awarded Additional Missile Defense Contract

ATK Provides Propulsion Stack for Ground-based Missile Defense *Strategic Win Expands ATK Portfolio of Upper Stage Launch Systems

Nov 9, 2004

Minneapolis, November 9, 2004 – ATK (NYSE: ATK) has received a contract that highlights its role as a provider of propulsion to the Missile Defense Agency’s Ground-based Missile Defense (GMD) program. In a competitive bid process, Lockheed Martin selected ATK to replace Pratt & Whitney as the provider of Orbus 1A rocket motors for its Boost Vehicle Plus interceptor missile. These motors are used for second and third-stage propulsion and will be produced at ATK’s facility in Elkton, Md. The win expands ATK’s upper stage product offerings beyond the company’s proven Star™ motor line.

ATK also provides first-stage propulsion for this missile defense system. The GEM-40 VN motors will be produced by ATK at its Magna, Utah facility. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

ATK is a $2.4 billion advanced weapon and space systems company employing 13,600 people in 23 states. News and information can be found on the Internet at www.atk.com.



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