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Surface Navy 2018: Orbital ATK joins efforts to develop US Navy’s next 5-inch round

10 January 2018

Orbital ATK has unveiled its Precision Guidance Kit (PGK)-Aft Guided 5-inch projectile concept for navy guns, which uses similar technology to the company's 155 mm M1156 PGK.

The US Navy (USN) has a need, although not a specific requirement yet, for adding a precision-guidance capability for its 5-inch guns. Orbital ATK is “in active talks with [the USN] to see if they want to invest in this”, company spokesperson Jarrod Krull told reporters on 10 January at the Surface Navy Association's annual conference. Other companies, such as Raytheon and BAE Systems teamed with Leonardo, are working on similar precision 5-inch rounds.

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