MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/—ATK (NYSE: 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.