BAE to Provide Military Laser Warning Sensors
AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 14, 2010 — BAE Systems will provide laser warning sensor sets to protect US military aircraft under a $17.7 million contract by Alliant Techsystems.
The contract provides components for the AAR-47 Missile Approach Warning System, part of the ongoing US Navy road-map of airborne protection and system improvements for US Navy, Air Force, Army and foreign allied fleets. The laser detection sensors provide critical warning systems for hostile threats.
“With more than 16,000 systems delivered to date, this award continues our support to Alliant Techsystems and the Navy team," said David Millspaugh, director of Product Support for Soldier & Vehicle Solutions in Austin, Texas. “We are very proud of our long heritage of protecting the warfighter by providing the components for the AAR-47 Missile Approach Warning System.”
A longtime prime contractor and development partner, Alliant Techsystems provides integration and delivery of the AAR-47 system to the military.
BAE Systems’ laser detection systems solutions provide the operator laser threat warning including threat class identification and angle-of-arrival data. Each sensor can process and report simultaneous threats.
The sole-source award to the Austin facility is for the Naval Air Systems Command's production and spares requirements. The circuit card assemblies are built in Wayne, New Jersey and Austin, Texas.
Deliveries will begin in July 2011 and run through November 2012.
For more information, visit: www.baesystems.com
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