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About Alliant Techsystems
Alliant Techsystems (ATK) is the world's largest manufacturer of ammunition and a leading supplier of precision systems and electronic warfare. The company is also active in space and propulsion systems.
Alliant Techsystems (ATK) is the designer and producer of the rocket motor of Textron's Sensor Fuzed Weapon (SFW). We consider the SFW a cluster bomb under the definition of the Oslo Convention. ATK produces a key component for this cluster bomb.
"The BLU-108 submunitions released from the Sensor Fuzed Weapon (SFW) are propelled by an ATK designed and produced rocket motor. The SFW, a 1,000-pound class weapon, contains ten BLU-108 submunitions. The SFW was designed specifically to provide upward axial thrust and rotational torque to the BLU-108 submunition, releasing the skeet warheads at the end of motor burn. The upward thrust and rotational torque is achieved by utilising dual tangential nozzles in the ATK rocket motor."
The most recent Textron SFW contract found is a "$92,938,707 firm-fixed-price contract modification" dated 31 January 2007 and "provides for 291 Sensor Fuzed Weapons (SFW) Full Rate Production, Lot 12 option exercise."
This contract was supposed to be completed in March 2009.
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