Dulles VA February 20, 2015 - Orbital ATK, Inc. has received a $30 million production contract from the U.S. Navy for the manufacturing of the AAR-47 Missile Warning System. The 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 Orbital ATK's Countermeasures Signals Simulator to test systems operability. The system, deployed since 1987, has protected military aircrew and aircraft in a variety of combat missions.
“In 2013 we completed delivery of 500 systems, demonstrating our commitment to deliver affordable innovation on schedule and on budget to those who protect our nation.”
“This contract continues to provide the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps our demonstrated AAR-47 aircraft survivability system with Hostile Fire Indication,” said Bill Kasting, vice president and general manager of Orbital ATK’s Defense Electronic Systems division of the Defense Systems Group. “In 2013 we completed delivery of 500 systems, demonstrating our commitment to deliver affordable innovation on schedule and on budget to those who protect our nation.”
“Orbital ATK is focused on assuring our military customers get the best force protection equipment with warning systems like the AAR-47 HFI,” said Mike Kahn, executive vice president and president of Orbital ATK’s Defense Group. “Delivering accuracy, reliability and affordability to our customers is core to our business.”
Orbital 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 is the lowest cost, lightest weight and lowest power consumption system that is combat proven. With Orbital ATK’s unique Hostile Fire Indication capability added to the AAR-47, military aircrew 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.
The AAR-47 missile warning system is installed on fixed and rotary-wing aircraft flown by the U.S. and its allies in more than 16 countries, including a variety of U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps platforms.
Orbital ATK’s Defense Group is an industry leader in providing innovative and affordable ammunition, precision and strike weapons, electronic warfare systems, and missile components across air-, sea-, and land-based systems.