Orbital ATK Inc. is one of the leading names in the arena of aerospace and defense technologies. The company is a global venture and is headquartered in Dulles, Virginia. The business was formerly known as Alliant Techsystems, Inc. and was incorporated in May 1990.
The company is engaged in the designing and manufacturing of space, defense and aviation-related systems. It operates as a prime contractor and as a merchant supplier to customers around the globe. Additionally, they also engage in the manufacturing of ammunition, which it supplies to the military. The operations of the company are divided into three segments, namely Flight Systems Group, Defense Systems Group and Space Systems Group.
The offerings of Orbital ATK, Inc. compete against the products and services of Lockheed Martin Corporation, The Boeing Company, Thales Alenia Space, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Sierra Nevada Corporation, Space Exploration Technologies Corporation and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, among others. The company remains publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (OA).