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BAE SYSTEMS Awarded Laser Warning Contract.

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AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 8, 2002

BAE SYSTEMS Integrated Defense Solutions has received a $3.5 million contract from ATK Integrated Defense Company, Clearwater, Florida, 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 and laser warning sensor 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."

Integrated Defense Solutions president, Bob Swanson, says "The BAE SYSTEMS solution provides the warfighter unparalleled situational awareness of laser-based threats at the lowest weight, power, and unit cost in the industry."

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.

BAE SYSTEMS designs and manufactures military aircraft, surface ships, submarines, space systems, radar, avionics, communications, electronics, guided weapon systems and a range of other defense products. BAE SYSTEMS is dedicated to making the intelligent connections needed to deliver innovative solutions.

BAE SYSTEMS North America is a high-technology U.S. company employing more than 22,000 Americans who live and work in 30 States and Washington, D.C. -- dedicated to solving our customers needs with both highly innovative and leading-edge solutions across the defense electronics, systems, information technology and services arenas.

BAE SYSTEMS Integrated Defense Solutions, headquartered in Austin, Texas, employs more than 1,200 people at three major facilities in the United States.

Integrated Defense Solutions designs, develops and manufactures a wide range of tactical products and services including mine countermeasures, chemical detection, camouflage, expendable countermeasures and dispenser systems, combat systems, and systems integration for air, space, land, and seagoing platforms and systems.
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