Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Also Known As: Joint Allied Threat Awareness System
Origin: United States of America
ATK Alliant Techsystems*, BAE Systems*, DRS Technologies, Goodrich Corporation and Symetrics Industries (*) lead contractor
Parent System: JATAS
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2015
Total Production: ?
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Description: The Joint Allied Threat Awareness System (JATAS) is a joint US Navy and US Marine Corps program to develop the next generation missile warning system for helicopters and tilt-rotor aircraft. The program's office awarded a 16-month technology demonstration phase contract to two industry teams in November 2009. After the 16-month phase both prototypes will be demonstrated and the US Navy will down-select one of them. The JATAS threat awareness system will protect aircrews from MANPADS (man portable air defense systems), and also detect laser-guided weapons and hostile fire from small arms and rockets. JATAS is synthesized in an open architecture design that allows easy updates with other self-protection functions in the future. The current expendable countermeasure can be augmented by a directional, infrared countermeasure (DIRCM) using existing interfaces.
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