The Navy has awarded ATK [ATK] a second full-rate production (FRP) contract for its Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missiles (AARGM), the company said yesterday.

Photo: NAVAIR.

The new air-to-ground missile system replaces legacy systems. The second award is valued at $120.4 million and extends sales to the Royal Australian Air Force. 

“The award of FRP 2 is a significant milestone not only for the quantity of missiles to be produced and delivered but also because it marks the beginning of AARGM deliveries to international customers through the Department of Defense’s Foreign Military Sales process,” Bill Kasting, vice president of ATK’s Defense Electronic Systems division, said in a statement.

ATK announced the first award of $71 million on Oct. 7 for 72 AARGMs for the U.S. Navy and the Italian Air Force. Deliveries were set to begin in 2013 (Defense Daily, Oct. 8). AARGM is a cooperative procurement program between United States and Italy with the U.S. Navy as the executive agent.

The company said AARGM is currently deployed with the Navy and the Marine Corps in multiple theaters on F/A-18 aircraft.

The missile system is currently on schedule and on budget, ATK said.