APL-AAnti-Personnel Landmine - Alternatives
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The APL-A program is in response to a directive issued by President Clinton in September 1997 calling for an end to the use of anti-personnel landmines outside of Korea by 2003 and in Korea by 2006.
said the most recent contract award puts ATK on all three tracks of the APL-A program, positioning the company at the forefront in the development of next-generation barrier systems that will replace anti-personnel landmines.
In June 2000, ATK and Textron Systems announced an agreement to jointly develop and produce an alternative munition system under the first track of the APL-A program, which will replace hand-emplaced non-self-destruct or "dumb" mines.