Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of ATK Orbital by Northrop Grumman

 The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the acquisition of sole control over Orbital ATK, Inc. by the Northrop Grumman Corporation, both of the US. Orbital ATK is globally active in the manufacture of aerospace and defense systems, including launch vehicles, propulsion systems, satellites and components, tactical missiles, defense electronics, precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition. Northrop Grumman manufactures security systems, including autonomous systems, spacecraft systems, command, control and communications systems, and ISR (intelligence monitoring and recognition) systems worldwide, in addition to providing related services and logistics. The Commission concludes that the proposed acquisition would be effective. The operation was examined under the simplified merger review procedure. More information will be available on the Commission'scompetition website, in the public case register under the number M.8688 .

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