Executive Split Dollar Life Insurance Plan - Alliant Techsystems Inc.

                            ALLIANT TECHSYSTEMS INC.
                             EXECUTIVE SPLIT DOLLAR
                               LIFE INSURANCE PLAN

The information in this summary is not intended to be advice for specific
investment, tax, accounting, or legal matters. This summary brochure is offered
for your convenience only, and if it differs from the policy or contracts, the
policy or contracts prevail. Please consult your personal tax and/or legal
advisor before applying any of this information to your particular
circumstances.

                                  INTRODUCTION

Alliant Techsystems Inc. ('the Company') has implemented an Executive Split
Dollar Life Insurance Plan for certain key executives. You have been selected as
one of the employees eligible to participant in this plan. This plan replaces
any other executive life insurance arrangements previously in effect.

The Company will still provide you with a basic level of coverage through the
Company's group life insurance plan. This coverage will be the greater of the
following two amounts: 1) $50,000, or 2) the amount which when added to the
coverage provided under this Executive Life Insurance Plan would equal one and
one-half times your benefits base.

Furthermore, your participation in this plan will not affect any supplemental
life insurance coverage that you may have elected through the Company's group
life insurance plan. You may continue that coverage under the same terms and
conditions that currently apply to all salaried employees.

The Company is pleased to include this benefit in your Executive Compensation
portfolio. The official policy is available in the Executive Compensation
department for your review. This summary is offered for your convenience only,
and if it differs from the policy or contracts, the policy or contracts prevail.

While the Company has agreed to offer you this benefit, doing so does not imply
or create a contract of employment. Your benefit may be continued, changed or
eliminated in the future at the Company's sole discretion. Although the Company
intends this plan to continue into the future, the Company reserves the right to
amend, terminate, or change the plan at any time.

                                  PLAN OVERVIEW

Under this plan, a life insurance policy is purchased for you by the Company
which provides a substantial death benefit to your beneficiary(s) should you die
during employment with the Company. In addition, the ownership and cash
surrender value of the policy may be transferred to you at retirement, subject
to your continued employment until retirement and the terms described herein.

 
This is a split dollar life insurance plan, which simply means that the costs
and benefits are shared between you and the Company. While actively employed,
the Company, as owner of the policy, pays the premiums required for your
coverage. You designate a beneficiary(s) for the death benefit; with such
beneficiary(s) eligible to receive the stated death benefit should you die while
employed before reaching retirement. You may change your beneficiary(s) at any
time. Because of the complexities of estate planning, you should seek
professional tax and legal advice before naming or changing your beneficiary(s).

Your share of the cost during your employment is the tax on the imputed income
resulting from the Company's payment of the annual premiums. This imputed income
is known as the PS58 cost, and is discussed in a following section of this
summary. The Company will provide you with an annual statement showing the
amount of imputed income and tax withholding.

At retirement, assuming you have at least 5 years of service and retire under
terms mutually agreeable to you and the Company, the life insurance policy and
the policy's cash surrender value will be transferred to you. The Company may
also provide you with an additional payment to cover the income tax resulting
from this gift. After retirement, you will own the policy and have the option to
continue the coverage, withdraw the policy's cash value to supplement income, or
some combination of the above.

If you leave employment with less than five years of service or prior to
retirement, or under circumstances not mutually agreeable to you and the
Company, the Company may, at its sole discretion, transfer ownership of the
policy to you. However, the Company will retain all cash value and will not make
any additional premium payments.

                                EMPLOYEE BENEFIT

BENEFIT AMOUNT
For specific information regarding the life insurance purchased on your life,
please refer to your personalized benefit insert accompanying this summary.

The Company's payments cover your insurance costs, while also providing an
accumulating cash value for paid up life insurance after you retire. According
to the plan, the Company will make premium payments while you are employed until
you reach age 60.1 This plan is designed so that the coverage amount remains in
effect until age 70, then drops to 2/3 of the covered amount from age 70 to
approximately age 95, at which time coverage ends. However, the actual coverage
amount and age at which coverage ends may be altered by you following
retirement. Any cost for increased coverage after retirement is your obligation.

TRANSFER OF POLICY UPON TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT
Should you retire after age 55 with at least 5 years of service, and under
mutually agreeable circumstances, the life insurance policy will be delivered to
you with the full cash surrender value accrued at that time. Depending on your
age and years of service at the time of retirement, further premium payments may
be required from you if you wish to keep the policy inforce as 


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1        For those employees over age 55 at the time of initial participation,
         this age may be past 60. Please refer to your customized benefit insert
         for more information regarding your specific benefit. 

 
designed after your retirement. In particular, should you retire before age 601,
further premium payments will be necessary to sustain the policy as originally
designed.

If your employment should be terminated by you or the Company for any reason,
even after reaching age 55 with 5 or more years of credited service, there is no
requirement for the Company to deliver the policy or the cash surrender value to
you. However the Company may, at its sole discretion, direct the policy and/or
the accumulated cash surrender value to you.

In addition, should you leave employment with less than five years of service,
or at any time under circumstances not mutually agreeable to you and the
Company, the Company may, at its sole discretion, transfer ownership of the
policy to you. However, the Company will retain all cash value and make no
further payments.

                               RETIREMENT OPTIONS

RETIREMENT OPTIONS
Upon your retirement, after completing 5 years of service and assuming mutually
agreeable terms, ownership of the life insurance policy and its cash surrender
value will be transferred to you. If you retire after age 60, based on current
interest rate assumptions, it is expected, but not guaranteed, that sufficient
funds will then have accumulated in the policy to provide continued insurance,
with no further annual premiums required.

However, a retirement prior to the completion of all planned premium payments
will result in a reduced cash surrender value and subsequent benefit duration.
In addition, the amount and duration of the post-retirement coverage will depend
on your age, the actual amount of cash value in the policy, and other economic
and interest rate factors that may change over time. Please refer to your
personalized benefit insert to determine the number of planned payments to be
made for your policy, and the age at which your premium payments are projected
to be complete.

Your options at retirement include the following:

         1)       Maintain insurance coverage as originally designed. This
                  includes keeping the full face value to age 70 and then
                  dropping it to 2/3 of original value at age 70. Based on
                  interest rate assumptions at policy issue, your policy is
                  projected, but not guaranteed, to remain inforce until age 95;

         2)       Access the policy's cash surrender value through withdrawals
                  and/or loans to supplement retirement income. Please note that
                  this option may reduce the face amount of the policy and/or
                  shorten the coverage period;

         3)       Keep the coverage at full value past age 70 by paying
                  additional premiums;

         4)       Increase coverage beyond the original face value by providing
                  proof of insurability and paying additional premiums;

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1        For those employees over age 55 at the time of initial participation,
         this age may be past 60. Please refer to your customized benefit insert
         for more information regarding your specific benefit. 

 
         5)       A combination of the above.

                              IMPORTANT INFORMATION

MEDICAL EXAM
In order for the Company to purchase an insurance policy on your life, you must
first fulfill any and all underwriting requirements as needed by the insurance
carrier. These requirements may include (but are not limited to) a medical
examination, a health screening, and a review of medical records. All results of
any such exams or medical reviews will be kept strictly confidential.

PS58 TAX ISSUES
Although the Company is paying the premiums for the insurance on your behalf,
you will be taxed on the policy's 'economic benefit'. This benefit is the value
of the insurance coverage provided by the Company, also known as the PS58 cost.
The tax on this PS58 cost is your responsibility. When your policy is issued,
your projected annual PS58 costs will be communicated to you. For active
employees, the Company will update your W-2 records and ratably withhold the
appropriate amount from your salary paychecks to pay the taxes due on the PS58
cost. For employees who are no longer active, but still have imputable income, a
form 1099-R may be issued. This form will require filing with your annual tax
return.

GROSS-UP PAYMENT TO COVER TAXES OWED AT RETIREMENT
At retirement after at least five years of service, assuming terms mutually
agreeable to you and the Company, your policy and accumulated cash surrender
value will be transferred to you. This cash value gift is taxable. To assist you
with this tax burden, the Company may provide you with a one time gross-up
payment to cover the taxes resulting from this gift.

ADMINISTRATION
Questions on this plan may be addressed to the Alliant Techsystems Executive
Compensation department at (612) 931-5753, or may be directed to:

                            Nevin Executive Benefits
                        100 Washington Square, Suite 1200
                              Minneapolis, MN 55401
                                 (612) 343-2526