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Orbital ATK to Produce Aircraft Countermeasure for US Air Force; Charlie Precourt Comments

Orbital ATK to Produce Aircraft Countermeasure for US Air Force; Charlie Precourt Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Orbital ATKOrbital ATK has been selected to produce spectrally matched aircraft countermeasure units for the U.S. Air Force.

The company will integrate a new aircraft survivability feature into the MJU-73/B aircraft countermeasure system for use in USAF Special Operations aircraft, Orbital ATK said Tuesday.

“These sophisticated pyrotechnic devices protect the warfighter by mimicking the “˜heat' signature of an aircraft to lure infrared missiles away,“ said Charlie Precourt, vice president and general manager of Orbital ATK's propulsion systems division.

Orbital ATK also uses MJU-73/B as the technology baseline for other countermeasure programs that are being tested.

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