First deployed as the AAR-47 missile launch warning set, detecting the infrared energy of the exhaust, the current AN/AAR-47 Missile and Laser Warning System has been upgraded, as the AAR-47 (V)2 to detect laser energy, replacing the AN/AVR-2 laser detector receivers. The U.S. Navy is making the upgrade to their AAR-47s, although the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force are not.
|Fixed wing aircraft||Rotary wing aircraft|
|P-3 Orion||AH-1 Cobra|
|C-130 Hercules||UH-1 Huey|
|C-5 Galaxy||MH-53 PAVE LOW|
|C-17 Globemaster III||H-46|
|Boeing 747||MH-60 Nighthawk|
Eventually, the Navy wants to replace approximately 1500 AN/AAR-47, AN/AVR-2, and AN/AVR-2A with the (V)2. They will eventually be on P-3 Orion, C-130 Hercules, H-60 helicopter family, and V-22 Osprey aircraft. An AAR-47B(V)2 upgrade is finishing testing in 2008, and will be applied to existing systems.
Army and Air Force
The Army and Air Force, who use the AAR-47, are not currently planning to upgrade to the AAR-47(V)2. Aircraft equipped with the AAR-47 include the UH-1N, C-130 Hercules, C-5 Galaxy, C-17 Globemaster III, MH-53 PAVE LOW, MH-47 Chinook and MH-60.