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Saturday, March 6th, 2021

U.S. Army awards BAE systems contract to develop missile warning system for aircraft

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The U.S. Army recently awarded BAE Systems a contract worth up to $97.9 million to develop a Quick Reaction Capability (QRC) next-generation missile warning system for aircraft.

Under the Limited Interim Missile Warning System (LIMWS) contract, the company’s 2-Color Advanced Warning System (2C-AWS) will provide aircraft with missile warning and hostile fire protection.

“Army aviators are facing an evolving threat environment that requires advanced detection capabilities,” Paul Markwardt, vice president and general manager of Survivability, Targeting, and Sensing Solutions at BAE Systems, said. “Our system will provide the Army fleet with unmatched protection capability that helps warfighters execute their missions.”

BAE Systems developed its 2C-AWS system with Leonardo DRS. It proposed the solution in response to the Army’s June solicitation for LIMWS. Leonardo DRS will provide the 2-color infrared sensor.

2C-AWS is designed to be upgradeable to meet future customer needs and work with existing Army aircraft survivability equipment, including aircraft interfaces and countermeasure systems.