Orbital ATK to supply additional AAR-47 missile warning systems to US Navy

23 February 2015 (Last Updated February 23rd, 2015 18:30)

Orbital ATK has been awarded a $30m production contract from the US Navy to manufacture AAR-47 missile warning systems.

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Orbital ATK has been awarded a $30m production contract from the US Navy to manufacture AAR-47 missile warning systems.

The contract includes the production of new assemblies, including optical sensor converters and computer processors.

In addition, it has options for retrofitting weapon-replaceable assembly upgrades and Orbital ATK's Countermeasures Signals Simulator to test systems operability.

Orbital ATK Defense Systems Group Defense Electronic Systems division vice-president and general manager Bill Kasting said: "This contract continues to provide the US Navy and Marine Corps [with] our demonstrated AAR-47 aircraft survivability system with hostile fire indication (HFI).

"In 2013, we completed [the] delivery of 500 systems, demonstrating our commitment to deliver affordable innovation on schedule and on budget to those who protect our nation."

"AAR-47 is an electronic warfare system designed to protect helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft from surface-to-air threats."

Orbital ATK's AAR-47 is an electronic warfare system designed to protect helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft from surface-to-air threats.

It is equipped with HFI capability that helps it detect a wider range of threats.

Orbital ATK Defense Group executive vice-president and president Mike Kahn said: "Orbital ATK is focused on assuring our military customers get the best force protection equipment with warning systems like the AAR-47 HFI."

The system is installed on fixed and rotary-wing aircraft that is used by the US and allies in more than 16 countries.


Image: Orbital ATK's unique HFI capability helps military aircrew detect a wider range of threats. Photo: courtesy of Orbital ATK.