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Orbital Sciences awarded $26M contract by U.S. Navy for seven Coyote SSST

Orbital Sciences announced that it was recently awarded a production contract for seven Coyote supersonic sea-skimming target, or SSST, vehicles and related equipment by the U.S. Navy. The latest order for Orbital's Coyote target program is in addition to existing production contracts for the Mach 2.5-capable, low-altitude target missile used by the Navy to test fleet self-defense systems against a threat-representative target. This latest SSST order is the sixth full-rate production contract following a highly successful five-year development and flight test program. The total value of the new contract is $26.4M.