ATK and BAE Systems have jointly been awarded a contract of $109 million by the U.S. Navy for Engineering and Manufacturing Development of the Joint Allied Threat Awareness System. The warning system is designed to enhance aircraft survivability against man-portable air-defense systems, small-caliber weapons and rocket-propelled grenades.
“The ATK-BAE Systems industry team brings tremendous engineering and operations expertise that is focused on making JATAS a success,” said Mike Kahn, president of ATK Missile Products Group. Kahn added the team’s experience in the development and production of combat equipment will help executive and deliver JATAS for its customers.
JATAS enhances aircraft survivability by providing advanced missile warning capability and aircrew warning of laser-based weapons systems. Contract work will be performed in two of ATK’s facilities including those in Clearwater, Fla. and Woodland Hills, Calif. Work will also take place in BAE Systems facility in Nashua, NH. Work is expected to be completed by 2015.