Combat-Proven System Has Nearly 30-Year History of Protecting
Aircrews and Aircraft
DULLES, Va.Feb. 20, 2015--
Orbital ATK, Inc. (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense
technologies, 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.
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
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.
About Orbital ATK
Orbital ATK is a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies.
The company designs, builds and delivers space, defense and
aviation-related systems for customers around the world, both as a prime
contractor and merchant supplier. Its main products include launch
vehicles and related propulsion systems; tactical missiles, subsystems
and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and
ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and
composite aerospace structures. Headquartered in Dulles, Va., Orbital
ATK employs more than 12,500 people in 20 states across the U.S. and in
several international locations. For more information, visit www.orbitalatk.com.
Source: Orbital ATK, Inc.
Orbital ATK, Inc.
Defense Systems Group Communications
Orbital ATK, Inc.
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