Orbital ATK Provides Rapid Response to Key International Customer
DULLES, Va.Feb. 23, 2015--
Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense
technologies, completed the installation and integration of its AAR-47
Missile and Laser Warning System with Hostile Fire Indication (HFI),
Symetrics ALE-47 Countermeasures Dispensing System (CMDS), and
Southeast Aerospace s aircraft modification kits onto AH-1S helicopters
for the Republic of Korea Army. The work was completed through the
Orbital ATK Defense Systems Group.
The AAR-47 integrates missile, laser and hostile fire threat warning
into a single system. With Orbital ATK s unique HFI capability added to
the AAR-47, military aircrews 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, and quickly
respond with countermeasures. Orbital ATK is the only company to deliver
this key capability as part of a proven missile warning system.
In April 2014 the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA)
awarded the company a contract for the installation and integration of
the aircraft survivability equipment suite on several of their AH-1S
The knowledge and experience of our team allowed us to rapidly install
and integrate the survivability equipment onto the Korean AH-1S
helicopters, said Bill Kasting, vice president and general manager of
the Defense Electronic Systems division of Orbital ATK s Defense Systems
Group. This quick turnaround is a testament to the outstanding effort
and technical competence of our team and further demonstrates our
commitment to provide our customers with an affordable solution
enhancing the overall effectiveness of their missions.
The AAR-47 missile warning system is installed on more than 3,200 fixed
and rotary-wing aircraft and is flown by the U.S. and its allies in more
than 16 countries. The systems are installed on aircraft such as the
C-5, C-17, C-130, P-3, CH-53/MH-53, CH-46, HH/SH-60, UH-60P, AH-1W/Z,
UH-1N/Y and MV-22. The addition of the AN/ALE-47 CMDS provides combat
aircrews with enhanced survivability against surface-to-air and
air-to-air missile threats in all environments, by dispensing chaff or
Orbital ATK s Defense Systems 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.
Symetrics is a privately-held Florida corporation that specializes in
the design, manufacture and test of electronic systems for the
Department of Defense, Department of State, and prime contractors.
Additional information can be found at www.symetrics.com.
About Southeast Aerospace
Southeast Aerospace was founded in 1993 by aviation professionals
seeking to raise the standard of products and services being offered in
the aerospace industry. SEA offers both components and Integrated
Technical Services. Additional information can be found at www.seaerospace.com.
About Orbital ATK
Orbital ATK is a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies.
The company designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation
systems for customers around the world, both as a prime contractor and
merchant supplier. Its main products include launch vehicles and related
propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense
electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition;
satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced
aerospace structures. Headquartered in Dulles, Virginia, Orbital ATK
employs more than 12,000 people in 20 states across the United States
and in several international locations. For more information, visit www.orbitalatk.com.
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