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ATK To Produce Sensor Upgrade Kits (June 25)



MINNEAPOLIS --- ATK has been awarded a $9 million contract from the Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md. to continue low-rate initial production of sensor upgrade kits for the AN/AAR-47 Missile Warning System. The kits will be delivered to the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force for integration into multiple aircraft platforms.

ATK Tactical Systems, Rocket Center, W. Va., will conduct work under the contract at its defense electronics manufacturing facility in Clearwater, Fla.

The AN/AAR-47 Missile Warning System is an electro-optical missile warning system for low, slow-flying aircraft. The system detects missile launches and laser illumination from a variety of missile sources and provides a signal to dispense countermeasures. With the basic and computer processor upgrade AN/AAR-47 system already in service in over 2,730 U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, and FMS aircraft, the improved sensor technology greatly increases probability of detection while significantly reducing the false alarm rate.

An added benefit of the upgrade is the integral laser-warning sensor imbedded in the new AN/AAR-47 sensor footprint. This improved performance is provided at a significantly lower life cycle cost than the currently fielded Navy laser warning system.

ATK is a $2 billion aerospace and defense company with leading positions in propulsion, composite structures, munitions, and precision capabilities. The company, which is headquartered in Edina, Minn., employs approximately 11,300 people and has three business groups: Aerospace, Precision Systems, and Ammunition.

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ATK Awarded $9 Million Contract To Continue LRIP Of Sensor Upgrade Kits