4-Feb-2010 Source: Goodrich
Goodrich Corporation (NYSE:Â GR) has delivered its 500th AN/AVR-2B (V) laser detecting system to the U.S. Army. The delivery milestone was reached ahead of schedule, with a perfect track record of on-time delivery with zero quality defects. Â Goodrich’s ISR Systems team inDanbury, Conn.Â supplies the systems.
The AN/AVR-2B(V) system is installed on U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk and AH-64 Apache helicopters to detect rangefinders, target designators and beamrider laser-aided systems. The product provides visual and audio alerts to the helicopter crew through onboard avionics. Â The system is the latest generation of Goodrich aviation laser warning systems to be used by the U.S. Armed Forces. Â It is smaller and lighter than the previous version, uses less power, and demonstrates enhanced performance, reliability, and maintainability. In addition, it is capable of multiple aircraft signal interfaces and works with other aircraft systems to protect crews and passengers. The systems are actively deployed to helicopters flying combat missions inÂ AfghanistanÂ andÂ Iraq.
Andreas Nonnenmacher, vice president for Space Systems, Goodrich ISR Systems, said, “This delivery milestone is important because it demonstrates our ability to concurrently manage a broad product array supporting customers ranging from the warfighter to the combatant commander.”
In 2007, Goodrich was awarded a five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract by the U.S. Army to provide up to 855 of the AN/AVR-2B(V) systems. Goodrich has supplied production threat detection and laser warning systems for use on aviation, naval and ground platforms for over 30 years. To date, Goodrich has delivered over 8,500 aviation and ground laser warning systems to the U.S. and other armed forces around the world.
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