Alliant Techsystems, Inc.
| New York Stock Exchange: ATK
Alliant Techsystems, Inc. designs and manufactures aerospace, defense, and commercial products. The company is a producer of military small-caliber ammunition for use in soldier-carried weapons such as automatic and semi-automatic rifles, and machine guns. It manufactures solid rocket motors, supporting tactical, strategic, missile defense, and space launch applications. Its large solid rocket motors support NASA's current and planned human spaceflight programs, including the Space Launch Systems heavy-lift vehicle and the International Space Station Cargo Resupply Services. It provides advanced missile warning sensors for a variety of aircraft; fuzes for a wide variety of weapon systems; and advanced barrier systems used by the U.S. Armed forces and its allies. The company operates its business through four segments: Aerospace Systems, Armament Systems, Missile Products, and Security & Sporting. The Aerospace Systems segment develops rocket motor systems for human and cargo launch vehicles, conventional and strategic missiles, missile defense interceptors, small and micro-satellites, satellite components, structures and subsystems, lightweight space deployable and solar arrays, and provides engineering and technical services and operates in the military and commercial aircraft and launch structures markets. The Armament Systems segment offers military small, medium and large caliber ammunition, precision munitions, gun systems, and propellant and energetic materials. The Missile Products segment operates in the following market areas: strike weapons, tactical propulsion, inspace propulsion, hypersonic research, missile defense and missile interceptor capabilities, fuzes and warheads, composites, special mission aircraft, and electronic warfare. The Security & Sporting segment develops and produces commercial products and tactical systems and equipment. Alliant Techsystems was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Arlington, VA.