Orbital ATK to supply DSU-33D/B proximity sensors to undisclosed customer

24 May 2016 (Last Updated May 24th, 2016 18:30)

Orbital ATK has won a contract to supply DSU-33D/B proximity sensors to an undisclosed international customer.

Orbital ATK has won a contract to supply DSU-33D/B proximity sensors to an undisclosed international customer.

The $16m order for fuses was placed through Direct Commercial Sales and deliveries under the order will begin later in the year.

Orbital said that its DSU-33D/B is an all-weather, active, radio-frequency ranging sensor that can sense the height of a weapon above the target zone to maximise its effectiveness.

"The DSU-33 sensor has been a key part of US and allied arsenals for well over a decade."

The sensor features advanced electronics technology and solid-state circuit design, it is capable of both high and low-drag releases in an electronic countermeasure environment.

To date, the company has delivered more than 155,000 sensors to the US Air Force (USAF), Navy and allied nations.

Orbital ATK Defense Systems Group Missile Products division vice-president and general manager Pat Nolan said: "Orbital ATK is proud to be a valued partner in developing, producing, and supporting advanced sensors and related solutions for the US and its allies.

"The DSU-33 sensor has been a key part of US and allied arsenals for well over a decade."

The company, which supplies several fuses to the US military, has recently commenced the production of hard target void sensing fuse for the USAF.

Orbital ATK is also developing a next generation all-purpose bomb fuse.

Orbital ATK Defense Systems Group provides ammunition, precision and strike weapons, electronic warfare systems, and missile components across air, sea, and land-based systems.