orbital-atk-uammiNorthrop Grumman is in the final stages of acquiring ATK, the space company.

But not widely noticed is the key role which ATK plays in composites manufacturing, which is a key part of building 21st century aircraft.

ATK plays a key role in the F-35 program from this point of view.

In article by Jennifer Weaver and published on February 21, 2018, the ATK role in composites within the F-35 program was highlighted.

A celebration took place Tuesday upon the completion of the 5,000th F-35 composite part with a gathering at the Orbital ATK manufacturing facility in Clearfield, Utah.