Skip to comments.BAE Systems to Provide Laser Warning Sensors to Protect U.S. Military Aircraft
Posted on 12/01/2010 7:14:11 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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.
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How does a laser detect an oncoming missile? Reflection off the head of the cone, in that wavelength?
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