ATK Helps Air National Guard Rush 'Scathe View' Technology Into Service to Aid in Search and Rescue Efforts Along Gulf Coast

Powerful Eye-In-The-Sky Gives Rescuers the Optical Imagery They Need to Save


Sep 09, 2005, 01:00 ET from ATK

    MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alliant Techsystems
 (NYSE:   ATK) and the Air National Guard worked in the aftermath of Hurricane
 Katrina to use "Scathe View" technology to assist Air National Guard search
 and rescue (SAR) missions.
     Scathe View provides mission specialists with powerful real-time imagery
 of events on the ground both day and night via electro-optical and infrared
 sensors mounted on military aircraft.  The sensors provide video imagery that
 is received on ground based display systems for real-time situation analysis.
     The Scathe View technology was originally developed in conjunction with
 the Air Force to perform military missions but was rapidly converted to search
 and rescue and aerial mapping missions as the scale of the disaster along the
 Gulf Coast unfolded.  ATK technicians installed new hardware and software at
 ATK's Integrated Systems facility at Meacham Airport in Ft. Worth, Texas as
 well as on site at the Nevada's Air National Guard facility in Reno, Nevada.
 The Scathe View system continues to provide aircrews with the best imaging
 possible to help them determine how they can optimize both their humanitarian
 search and rescue and military operational missions.  ATK is the Mission
 System Integrator for the Scathe View System and has been providing around the
 clock support of the Air National Guard's humanitarian missions.
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