U.S. Navy Requirement for Next-Generation Missile and Gunfire Warning System for Fixed-Wing Aircraft and Helicopters




The U.S. Navy wants to alert its flight crews to attacks by gunfire, surface-to-air missiles and rocket-propelled grenades. Two companies, ATK and Lockheed Martin, have received contracts worth a total of $65 Million to design and demonstrate a prototype of the Joint and Allied Threat Awareness System (JATAS) by January 2011. Planned to be fitted to thousands of fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters, the production system will replace the AAR-47 and AAR-54 missile warning systems.
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