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BAE Systems to provide laser warning sensors to protect U.S. military

AUSTIN, Texas – BAE Systems will provide laser warning sensor sets to protect U.S. 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 U.S. Navy road-map of airborne protection and system improvements for U.S. 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,” Millspaugh added.

A longtime prime contractor and development partner, Alliant Techsystems provides integration and delivery of the AAR-47 system to the military.

BAE Systems has been at the forefront of laser detection technology for more than 20 years. Its laser detection systems solutions provide the operator reliable 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.

About BAE Systems

BAE Systems is a global defense, security and aerospace company with approximately 107,000 employees worldwide. The Company delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services.  In 2009 BAE Systems reported sales of £22.4 billion (US$ 36.2 billion).

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