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ATK Awarded $23 Million in Additional Contracts for AN/AAR-47 Missile Warning Systems

ATK'S Battle-proven Technology Credited with Numerous Air Crew and Aircraft Saves in Iraq and Afghanistan

Mar 29, 2005

Minneapolis, March 29, 2005 – Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) has received contracts since January 2005 worth approximately $23 million to equip additional fixed-wing and rotary wing aircraft with the company’s advanced missile warning system, the AN/AAR-47, and sensor upgrade kits. The AN/AAR-47 is a battle-proven system credited with saving numerous aircraft and air crews from attack by heat-seeking, shoulder-fired missiles.

The AN/AAR-47 system is an electro-optical missile warning system installed on transport aircraft and helicopters. It detects launches from heat seeking missiles as well as laser-guided and laser-aided threats. After detecting an in-bound enemy missile, the system automatically sends a signal to a flare dispenser to dispense appropriate countermeasures and also provides audio and visual indication of the threats to the aircrew.

ATK is a $2.4 billion advanced weapon and space systems company employing approximately 14,000 people in 23 states. News and information can be found on the Internet at

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