Orbital ATK has signed its first full-rate production (FRP) contract for its all-electronic FMU-167/B Hard Target Void Sensing Fuze (HTVSF). Contracted through the U.S. Air Force (USAF), the $23 million award is a follow-on FRP order to the low-rate initial production contract awarded in 2016.
The HTVSF is an advanced technology, intelligent, cockpit programmable fuze that provides the capability to destroy hard and deeply buried targets. It provides multiple delay arming and detonation times, as well as a void-sensing function, which allows precision activation of the fuze. Since entering limited production last year, the FMU-167/B has been rigorously tested and evaluated and has demonstrated exceptional survivability, reliability and accuracy of detonation in penetrating weapons.
Orbital ATK developed the all-electronic FMU-167/B to fill a specialized and growing need in penetrating weapons. The FMU-167/B incorporates advanced sensors, robust algorithms and hardened electronics technology to offer the warfighter improved performance against tactical targets. The HTVSF is intended to be used with the current inventory of US DoD air-delivered penetrating weapons.
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