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    The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has awarded Ortbital ATK $182Mln contract to supply medium-range ballistic missile target rockets to support the testing of the country’s missile defense systems, the company said in a press release on Monday.

    US Awards Orbital ATK 182Mln for Ballistic Missile Target Rockets - Official

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    The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has awarded Ortbital ATK $182Mln contract to supply medium-range ballistic missile target rockets to support the testing of the country’s missile defense systems, the company said in a press release on Monday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The Medium Range Ballistic Missile Targets Program contract specifies development and production over a four-year period, but has options through 2024 that could increase the total value of the contract to $400 million, the release noted.

    "These advanced medium-range targets will help MDA further validate the United States’ ability to defend deployed forces and allies against missile attack," Orbital ATK General Manager Rich Straka stated in the release.

    Work will take place at Orbtial ATK's engineering and manufacturing facility in Chandler, Arizona.

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