|ATK Takes On Target
Aviation Week & Space Technology
09/01/2008 , page 15
Alliant Techsystems has won a $97-million contract to develop the U.S. Navy’s GQM-173 Multi-Stage Supersonic Target, which will emulate the Russian Novator 3M-54E “Sizzler” anti-ship cruise missile. MSST comprises a subsonic cruise stage (MSST) that releases a rocket-powered supersonic terminal stage. Subcontractor Composites Engineering will supply the sprint vehicle, based on the Navy’s GQM-163 supersonic sea-skimming target.