BAE wins contract to provide sensors for US military aircraft

BAE Systems has been awarded $17.7m (£11.4m) by Alliant Techsystems to provide laser warning sensor sets to protect US military aircraft.

Deliveries will begin in July 2011 and run through November 2012.

The contract provides components for the AAR-47 Missile Approach Warning System, part of the ongoing US Navy roadmap of airborne protection and system improvements for US Navy, Air Force, Army and foreign allied fleets.