Kingdom of Jordan awards ATK mission aircraft contract

US aerospace and defence company ATK has received a contract from the King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau (KADDB) of the Kingdom of Jordan to modify two of the country’s Casa-235 transport aircraft into cost-effective special mission aircraft, according to the combined modification designs of both KADDB and ATK.

Subject to US government export licensing approval, the modified aircraft are expected to be delivered by late spring in 2013.

Terms of the contract were not announced.

ATK’s special mission aircraft offerings integrate intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) sensors, fire control equipment and a LW30mm link-fed gun system, all of which are controlled by ATK’s Star Mission System.