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ATK wins AAR-47 production contract

11th December 2012 - 15:05 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


ATK has announced that it has received a production contract from the US Navy for the manufacturing of the AAR-47 Missile Warning System. The $48-million award encompasses production of new assemblies, including optical sensor converters and computer processors, as well as options for retrofitting weapon replaceable assembly upgrades and delivery of ATK's Countermeasures Signal Simulator (CSS) to test the systems operability.

ATK's AAR-47 Missile Warning System is a combat-proven electronic warfare system designed to protect helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft from surface-to-air threats. The system, installed on fixed and rotary-wing aircraft flown by the US and its allies including the A-10, C-5, C-17, C-130, MC-12W, P-3, CH-53, CH-46, HH/SH-60, AH-1W/Z, UH-1N/Y, and MV-22, integrates missile, laser and hostile fire threat warning into a single system. With ATK’s unique Hostile Fire Indication (HFI) capability added to the AAR-47, military aircrews flying helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft can detect a wider range of threats to their aircraft, including smaller-caliber weapon fire and rocket propelled grenades.

Bill Kasting, vice president and general manager of ATK Defense Electronic Systems, said: ‘ATK's AAR-47 aircraft survivability system is installed on all US Navy and Marine Corps helicopters and transport aircraft operating in combat and continues to save numerous aircrew lives and aircraft from attack. The addition of Hostile Fire Indication to the AAR-47 underscores our commitment to deliver improved capabilities that protect U.S. and allied military aircrews flying in harm’s way.’

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