ATK (Alliant Techsystems), Minneapolis, Minn., has been awarded a $17.6 million contract by Boeing Air and Missile Defense Systems, Huntsville, Ala., to facilitize and qualify manufacturing processes for components of the Israeli Arrow II interceptor. Boeing is currently operating under a pre-production contract with Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) in preparation for a follow-on production contract in 2003. Boeing has teamed with ATK to build composite case and nozzle components. Specific components supplied by ATK include filament-wound first- stage and second-stage rocket motor cases and electrical cabling, first-stage nozzle components and propellant materials, as well as a metallic skirt and interstage parts. Managed by ATK Composites, Clearfield, Utah, manufacturing operations will be performed at the company's Southern Composites Center in Iuka, Miss. and Utah Composites Center in Clearfield.