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ATK Awarded $75 Million Contract for Trident II Solid Propulsion

ATK's 49-Year History of Submarine Missile Propulsion Extended Through 2009

Jul 11, 2005

Minneapolis, July 11, 2005 – Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) has received a $75.7 million contract from Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Space Systems Company, Sunnyvale, Calif., to produce solid propulsion systems for all three stages of the U.S. Navy’s Trident II (D-5) Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM).

Under terms of the contract, ATK will continue to supply Trident solid propulsion systems to the Trident II (D-5) Missile System Prime Contractor, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company through 2009. Trident II (D-5) is the only U.S. submarine-launched strategic missile system in production today. It was first deployed in 1990 and is planned for continuous deployment to 2042.

ATK is the world’s leading supplier of solid rocket motors. It has a 49-year history of producing solid propulsion systems for submarine-launched ballistic missiles, beginning with the Polaris missile and continuing through the Trident II (D-5) FBM. The company’s solid rocket portfolio ranges from 3-inch diameter spin motors to the Space Shuttle’s Reusable Solid Rocket Motors (RSRM).

ATK is an advanced weapon and space systems company with expected FY06 revenue of $3.0 billion. The company employs approximately 14,000 people in 23 states. News and information can be found on the Internet at

Certain information discussed in this press release constitutes forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Although ATK believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that its expectations will be achieved. Forward-looking information is subject to certain risks, trends and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Among those factors are: changes in governmental spending and budgetary policies, economic conditions, equity market returns, the company’s competitive environment, the timing of awards and contracts, and program performance. ATK undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements. For further information on factors that could impact ATK, and the statements contained herein, reference should be made to ATK’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K and annual reports on Form 10-K.

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