BAE Systems won $114 million in Foreign Military Sales contracts from the U.S. Army for AN/AAR-57 Common Missile Warning Systems.
CMWS is a combat-proven aircraft survivability system for rotary-wing and fixed-wing aircraft that integrates missile warning, hostile fire indication and countermeasure controls, the company said. The system provides the nation and its allies with advanced threat detection and countermeasure control capabilities that protect aircraft and air crews who operate in hostile battlefield conditions.
“Battlefields are increasingly contested, and airborne armed forces around the world must be able to detect and defeat modern infrared threats,” said Jennifer Bartley, deputy product line director of integrated survivability solutions at BAE Systems. “When stealth is not an option, CMWS provides a shield that enables aircraft survivability and mission execution.”
CMWS is the standard missile warning and hostile fire detection system for U.S. Army aircraft. It has millions of combat flight hours and protects aircraft in changing threat environments.
Under the new FMS contracts, additional U.S. allies can now procure CMWS for its survivability capabilities, and use these systems to protect fleets.
The system is also compatible with expendable countermeasure dispensers, including BAE Systems’ AN/ALE-47 Airborne Countermeasures Dispenser System and Smart D2 next-generation countermeasure system.
CMWS is designed and manufactured at BAE Systems’ facilities in Nashua, New Hampshire; Austin, Texas; and Huntsville, Alabama.