The Joint and Allied Threat Awareness System (JATAS) is a developmental program to provide an advanced threat warning system for Navy and Marine Corps assault support aircraft. JATAS will provide detection, declaration, crew warning, and countermeasure cueing for missile, laser, and unguided ballistic hostile fire threats.

JATAS is currently executing a competitive prototyping technology demonstration phase. Two technology development contracts were awarded in September 2009 to develop and demonstrate prototype systems, to perform systems engineering tasks leading to a Preliminary Design Review, and correlate the results of these two efforts. Following an upcoming source selection, a single contractor will complete the engineering and manufacturing development of the system.

JATAS is planned to be integrated onto the MV-22B, MH-60R, MH-60S, AH-1Z, UH-1Y and CH-53K platforms. JATAS will replace the AN/AAR-47 Missile Approach Warning System.


Primary Function: Assault Aircraft Threat Awareness
Contractors: ATK, Lockheed Martin
Date Deployed: N/A
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Program Status

Production Phase: Technology Development
Inventory: None