Minneapolis MN (SPX) Oct 28, 2010
ATK has received a $67-million Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract from the U.S. Navy for the production of AAR-47 Missile Warning System Weapon Replaceable Assemblies (WRAs). The award encompasses production of new and retrofit components, including optical sensors, control indicators and computer processors.
ATK's AAR-47 Missile Warning System is an electronic warfare system designed to protect helicopters and aircraft against surface-to-air missile threats. It also alerts aircrews to threats from laser-guided and laser-aided weapons.
The AAR-47 is installed on aircraft flown by the U.S. and its allies in more than 16 countries. The systems are installed on more than 2,600 fixed and rotary-wing aircraft including the C-5, C-17, C-130, P-3, AH-1W, UH-1N, V-22.
"ATK's AAR-47 is a combat-proven, aircraft survivability system credited with saving numerous military aircrew lives and aircraft from attack," said Bill Kasting, Vice President and General Manager of ATK Defense Electronics Systems.
"We develop and deliver affordable and reliable electronic warfare systems that protect U.S. and allied military aircrews flying in harm's way."
"There is no greater accomplishment than providing the warfighter with a reliable, battle-proven, low-cost, missile and laser warning capability," said Matt Lehtonen, Deputy Program Manager for the PMA-272 Aircraft Survivability Equipment Branch at the Naval Air Systems Command.
Share This Article With Planet Earth
Learn about missile defense at SpaceWar.com
All about missiles at SpaceWar.com
First Test Completed For New Tomahawk Block IV Missile Warhead
China Lake CA (SPX) Oct 26, 2010
The U.S. Navy completed the first live test of the Joint Multi-Effects Warhead System (JMEWS), meeting all performance objectives for the new warhead for the Tomahawk Block IV tactical cruise missile. The JMEWS program is designed to deliver a warhead that will give the Tactical Tomahawk Land-Attack Missile all of the same blast-fragmentation capabilities that make it a formidable weapon t ... read more
New Intelsat Satellite Delivered To Launch Base|
Boeing Ships LightSquared's SkyTerra One Mobile ComSat To Launch Site
Hylas-1 Satellite Readied For Launch From European Spaceport
ILS Proton Successfully Launches XM-5 Satellite
2013 Earliest Launch Date For China Mars Mission
A One-Way Trip To Mars Would Be Affordable
Curiosity Builds A New Mars Rover
Opportunity's Eastward View After Sol 2382 Drive
Surviving Lunar Dangers
NASA Awards Contract To Team FREDNET Google Lunar X PRIZE Contender
Collision Spills New Moon Secrets
LRO Detects Surprising Gases In LCROSS Lunar Impact Plume
Kuiper Belt Of Many Colors
Reaching The Mid-Mission Milestone On The Way To Pluto
New Horizons Student Dust Counter Instrument Breaks Distance Record
Nitrogen Methane Dominate Icy Surface Of Eris
Astronomer Greg Laughlin To Talk About Earth-Like Planets
NASA Survey Suggests Earth-Sized Planets are Common
Planets Discovered Around Elderly Binary Star
Astronomers Find Weird, Warm Spot On An Exoplanet
Commercial spacecraft launch test delayed
DLR Launches 'STERN' Rocket Programme For Students
U.K. predicts 'spaceplane' in 10 years
Successful Static Testing Of L 110 Liquid Core Stage Of GSLV 3
China says manned space station possible around 2020
China Kicks Off Manned Space Station Program
NASA chief says pleased with 'comprehensive' China visit
The International Future In Space
Contract Signing Gives Galileo System Its Operators
Countdown To Comet Flyby Down To Nine Days
New Cometary Phenomenon Greets Approaching Spacecraft
When Is A Comet Not A Comet
|The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2010 - SpaceDaily. AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by SpaceDaily on any Web page published or hosted by SpaceDaily. Privacy Statement|