Newsletter Subscription


Monday, Nov 20, 2017


Orbital ATK Awarded MJU-73/B Aircraft Countermeasures Contract

  • Dual Color Countermeasures Made by Orbital ATK Increase Aircraft Survivability

Orbital ATK, Inc. (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, announced today the United States Air Force has awarded the company an initial production contract for the MJU-73/B, a new spectrally matched aircraft countermeasure.

“Leveraging Orbital ATK’s expertise in solid rocket propulsion has enabled us to develop highly reliable and advanced countermeasures such as the MJU-73/B,” said Charlie Precourt, Vice President and General Manager of Orbital ATK’s Propulsion Systems Division. “These sophisticated pyrotechnic devices protect the warfighter by mimicking the ‘heat’ signature of an aircraft to lure infrared missiles away.”


Related Research on ASDReports.com:
Advanced Combat Helmet Market 2016 - 2024

Orbital ATK’s latest innovation in aircraft survivability, or the increase in an aircraft’s odds of not being hit by a missile, will be an integral component of a suite of protective measures used by USAF Special Operations aircraft. The MJU-73/B was specifically chosen for its significant technological enhancements and outstanding performance against an array of infrared missile threats.

Internally funded and developed, the MJU-73/B also serves as the technology baseline for several other countermeasure efforts underway at Orbital ATK. These efforts are currently undergoing test and evaluation.

“Today the MJU-73/B is the best infrared countermeasure available, but every day we try to push beyond what is possible,” said Orbital ATK Program Manager Jared Olson. “Our research and manufacturing capabilities will lead to even greater evolutions and effectiveness to protect our nation’s warfighters and their aircraft.”

Source : Orbital ATK, Inc. - view original press release

Published on ASDNews: Oct 13, 2015

 

Future Soldier Technology Conference

Mar 12 - 14, 2018 - London, United Kingdom

Register More info


Maritime Information Warfare 2017 Conference

Dec 6 - 7, 2017 - London, United Kingdom

Register More info


Military Flight Training Conference

Mar 26 - 28, 2018 - London, United Kingdom

Register More info


Maritime Information Warfare 2017 Conference

Dec 6 - 7, 2017 - London, United Kingdom

Register More info


Aircraft Economic Life Summit 2017

Nov 28, 2017 - Dublin, Ireland

Register More info


ITAR US Defense Trade Controls e-Seminar

Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2017 - USB Drive, Windows Computer

Register More info


Aircraft Economic Life Summit 2017

Nov 28, 2017 - Dublin, Ireland

Register More info


© 2004-2017 • ASDNews • be the first to know • contact usterms & conditionsprivacy policyadvertisingfaqs

zpsk