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Monday, March 09, 2015

Orbital ATK to build and upgrade aircraft missile-warning in $30.7 million contract

Missile-defense experts at Orbital ATK Inc. in Clearwater, Fla., will build, upgrade, and repair AN/AAR-47 (V) missile-warning set assemblies under terms of a potential $30.7 million U.S. Navy contract.

The AN/AAR-47 is an electronic warfare system that helps protect aircraft from heat-seeking and laser-guided missiles, as well as from unguided munitions by detecting incoming threats, warning the pilot, and dispensing countermeasures.

The AN/AAR-47 consists of electro-optical countermeasure sensors, countermeasure signal processors, and countermeasure signal simulators. The system is designed primarily for relatively slow-moving aircraft like helicopters and cargo jets.

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1 comment:

  1. Anonymous11/3/15 05:46

    There is no a single missile expert left at ATK in Clearwater. They were all laid off. Dinosaur engineers are there who lied to customers over and over. Management let dinosaurs do whatever they want even when it's obvious they are wrong. AAR47 has been corporate welfare program for decades. Navy invest into improvements, ATK improves but screws something else, the navy comes back to pay for new fix, ATK fixes but screws something new, and the cycle repeats. ATK is way overdue to be audited by DOJ, or DOD. They stole too much taxpayers money through programs full of shady games.


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