ATK to develop threat awareness system for U.S. Navy, Marine Corps aircraft

  • 03-Aug-2011 09:56 EDT

ATK and BAE Systems announced their industry team has been awarded a $109-million contract by the U.S. Navy for the Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) of the Joint and Allied Threat Awareness System (JATAS), a next-generation warning system designed to enhance aircraft survivability against man-portable air-defense systems, small-caliber weapons, and rocket-propelled grenades. JATAS enhances aircraft survivability by providing advanced missile warning capability; aircrew warning of laser-based weapon systems such as range finders, illuminators, and beam riders; and hostile fire indication (HFI) for small arms, rockets, and other unguided threats. Contract work will be performed in ATK's Clearwater, FL, and Woodland Hills, CA facilities, and BAE Systems' Nashua, NH, facility. Work is expected to be completed in September 2015. Other members of the JATAS industry team include DRS and Goodrich.

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