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.
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.
Image: US Navy