BAE SYSTEMS AWARDED LASER WARNING CONTRACT.BAE SYSTEMS BAE Systems
British manufacturer of aircraft, missiles, avionics, naval vessels, and other aerospace and defense products. BAE Systems was formed (1999) from the merger of British Aerospace (BAe) with Marconi Electronic Systems. Integrated Defense Solutions has received a $3.5 million contract from ATK ATK - Andrew Toolkit Integrated Defense Company, Clearwater, Florida Clearwater is a city located in central Pinellas County, Florida, USA, nearly due west of Tampa. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 108,787; however, according to the 2005 U.S. Census Bureau's estimates, the city's population fell slightly to 108,687. , for production of an integrated laser warning receiver.
This contract is for deliveries of laser warning electronics to be integrated into the AN/AAR-47(V)2 Missile Warning Receiver produced by ATK Integrated Defense Company.
The AN/AAR-47(V)2 is the standard missile The Standard Missile is a type of surface-to-air missile (SAM) originally developed for the United States Navy (USN). The SM-1 was developed as a replacement for the RIM-2 Terrier and RIM-24 Tartar systems deployed in the 1950s on a variety of USN ships. and laser warning sensor A device that measures or detects a real-world condition, such as motion, heat or light and converts the condition into an analog or digital representation. An optical sensor detects the intensity or brightness of light, or the intensity of red, green and blue for color systems. system for more than 3,000 U.S. Navy and Air Force helicopters and transport aircraft. It is the only common housing, fully integrated missile and laser warning system on the market today. BAE SYSTEMS laser warning receiver integrates world-class sensor performance into the existing hardware of ATK's much-improved missile warning sensor.
Laser warning technology alerts aircrews that laser aided or guided threats are present, allowing time for appropriate counter action.
"As a world leader in fielded laser warning systems, we are extremely pleased to be on the ATK team," says Evan Corwin, BAE SYSTEMS laser warning program manager. "We look forward to providing this important upgrade in defensive capability to Navy and Air Force electronic sensor systems."
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The laser warning receivers are produced in Austin, Texas and assembled into the sensors by ATK Integrated Defense Company. This continues BAE SYSTEMS 15 year heritage of tactical laser warning receivers including commercial, advanced development, and military systems.
BAE SYSTEMS is a systems company, innovating for a safer world. BAE SYSTEMS employs 120,000 people and has annual sales of around $18 billion. The company offers a global capability in air, sea, land and space with a world-class prime contracting ability supported by a range of key skills.