US Army: $187M for AVR-2B Laser Targeting Warning Systems
Goodrich Corporation’s ISR Systems team in Danbury, CT recently announced a 5-year, $187 million indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract by the U.S. Army for up to 855 AN/AVR-2B(V) Laser Warning Systems. An initial delivery order has was placed when the contract was issued, with more to follow up to the contracted maximum. The firm has supplied production threat detection and laser warning systems for use on aviation, naval and ground platforms for over 20 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.
The AN/AVR-2B(V) detects laser rangefinders, target designators and beamrider laser-aided systems targeting an aircraft or vehicle, and is capable of multiple aircraft signal interfaces. As their site put it: “With clear audible and visual warnings on your display, you know that you have been targeted, what’s coming first, and which direction the threat is coming from. Most importantly, you know you have to take evasive action NOW.” The AVR-2B is smaller and lighter than the AVR-2A, uses less power, and demonstrates enhanced performance, reliability, and maintainability. In addition, the system can interface with the Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System, Air-to-Ground Engagement System II (MILES-AGES II) training system to provide pilots with combat tactical training that closely simulates weapon engagements.