BAE Systems has been awarded a total of $179 million from the U.S. Army as part of the Limited Interim Missile Warning System (LIMWS) Quick Reaction Capability (QRC) program, the company reported on Wednesday.
“Threats are evolving and proliferating at a rapid pace and our aircrews who fly into harm’s way need the most advanced protection systems available,” said Chris Austin, director of Threat Detection Solutions at BAE Systems. “These orders follow an intensive two-year development and qualification program, made possible by a strong industry-government partnership focused on achieving an aggressive schedule.”
BAE Systems’ award has included orders for the first two production lots and funding that will enable fielding of the next-generation Missile Warning System (MWS). The MWS will support aircrews by providing advanced threat detection capabilities, improving survivability and mission effectiveness in contested environments.
BAE Systems will develop the LIMWS foundation, integrating its 2-Color Advanced Warning System (2CAWS) processor to allow the Army to outpace the threat. 2CAWS has been optimized for size, weight and power. The system has featured an open system processor, two-color infrared sensors for increased range and a fiber optic A-kit for faster data transmission.
The system processor will house advanced machine learning missile warning algorithms specifically designed for complex, high-clutter environments and rapid threat updates. LIMWS is compatible with existing U.S. Army aircraft survivability equipment, including pilot interfaces and countermeasure systems.
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