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BAE Secures $114M in Army Foreign Sales Contracts for Missile Warning Systems

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BAE Secures $114M in Army Foreign Sales Contracts for Missile Warning Systems

Defense company BAE Systems has announced $114 million in foreign military sales contracts from the U.S. Army to deliver AN/AAR-57 Common Missile Warning Systems.

CMWS is the standard missile warning and hostile fire detection system onboard U.S. Army rotary-wing and fixed-wing aircraft. It features missile warning, hostile fire alert and countermeasure controls to protect aircraft and aircrews in contested environments, BAE said.

Jennifer Bartley, BAE’s deputy product line director of integrated survivability solutions, said CMWS will facilitate aircraft survivability and mission execution “when stealth is not an option.”

The FMS contracts allow U.S. allies to procure CMWS for current and newly acquired aircraft, such as UH-60 Black Hawk and AH-64 Apache helicopters.

According to BAE, CMWS is compatible with expendable countermeasure solutions such as the AN/ALE-47 Airborne Countermeasures Dispenser System and the Smart D2 system.

The company noted that CMWS is part of the Intrepid Shield product family, which is intended to protect ground and air-based platforms through the electromagnetic spectrum.

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