BAE Systems has received $114 million in Foreign Military Sales contracts from the U.S. Army for AN/AAR-57 Common Missile Warning Systems (CMWS).
The CMWS is designed and manufactured at BAE Systems’ Huntsville, Alabama; Nashua, New Hampshire; and Austin, Texas, facilities.
The CMWS is a combat-proven aircraft survivability system for rotary-wing and fixed-wing aircraft. It integrates missile warning, hostile fire indication and countermeasure controls into the aircrafts’ systems, providing advanced threat detection to protect the aircraft and its crew. It has been installed on multiple platform types worldwide and is the standard missile warning and hostile fire detection system for U.S. Army aircraft.
“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.”
Under the new FMS contracts, additional U.S. allies now procure CMWS. The allies will use these systems to protect existing fleets and newly acquired aircraft, including AH-64 Apache, CH-47 Chinook and UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters.