Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) has received a $30 million contract to produce additional missile warning systems for the U.S. Navy.
The company will build optical sensor converters and computer processors, retrofit weapon-replaceable assembly upgrades and deliver countermeasures signals simulator to test systems operability, Orbital ATK said Friday.
Mike Kahn, executive vice president and president of Orbital ATK’s defense group and an inductee into Executive Mosaic‘s Wash100 list for 2015, said the company is focused on providing protection equipment with warning systems like the AAR-47 HFI to its military customers.
The AAR-47 system was first deployed in 1987 is designed to defend helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft from surface-to-air threats.
U.S. military agencies and more than 16 countries have ordered the systems.