Orbital ATK showcases its special operations products at SOFEX 2018

Orbital ATK, Inc., a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, presents a selection of its company’s products and advanced capabilities within the special operations domain as an exhibitor during the 12th Special Operations Forces Exhibition and Conference (SOFEX). The biennial airshow takes place at the King Abdullah I Airbase, May 8-10, 2018 and provides the ideal opportunity to reach decision makers for global special operation forces and homeland security. The Orbital ATK display is located in the U.S. Pavilion, stand B639.

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Orbital ATK's booth at Sofex 2018(Picture source Army Recognition)

SOFEX provides Orbital ATK with a key platform to emphasize multiple products and solutions that enable special operations forces to meet current and future challenges around the globe. Solutions include the AC-208 Eliminator™, the latest version of the highly successful AC-208B Armed Caravan aircraft. The Eliminator™ is able to find, fix, identify, track, target, and engage emerging and time-sensitive targets with two HELLFIRE® missiles per wing or seven 2.75-inch guided rockets per wing, based on mission requirements. The strike capabilities complement a robust suite of sensors and communications equipment for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions.

The fielded AC-235 Light Gunship provides sustained and precise firepower in a variety of scenarios using HELLFIRE® laser-guided missiles, 2.75-inch rockets, and Orbital ATK’s side-mounted M230 link-fed 30mm chain gun: all utilizing an integrated electro-optical targeting system with a laser designator and a synthetic aperture radar. Orbital ATK offers self-protection equipment on both the AC-235 and AC-208 aircraft and all its aircraft solutions.

Additional products include the ShotFinder Acoustic Hostile Fire Detection System that identifies and directionally locates small arms fire, anti-aircraft artillery and rocket-propelled grenade threats and the combat-proven AAR-47 Missile and Laser Warning System with Hostile Fire Indication electronic warfare system designed to protect helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft from surface-to-air threats. The AAR-47 system is the lowest cost, lightest weight and lowest power consumption deployed system and is installed on fixed and rotary-wing aircraft flown by the U.S. and its allies in more than 16 countries.