BAE Systems has been awarded a $62 million contract to develop next-generation missile warning systems for the U.S. Army.
“The system provides aircrews with advanced threat detection capabilities, improving survivability and mission effectiveness in contested environments,” BAE Systems says in announcing the award.
Work will be performed in Huntsville and in Nashua, New Hampshire.
“We are excited to leverage our expertise on Quick Reaction Capability programs to support the U.S. Army — protecting their aircraft and the aircrews who fly them,” said Chris Austin, director of Threat Detection Solutions at BAE Systems. “2CAWS offers new capabilities that are revolutionizing protection, for both the enduring and future U.S. Army fleets.”
Built on an open architecture frame, the system uses two-color infrared sensors and fiber-optic A kit, all designed to transmit data quickly and accurately, even when operating in a complex, high-clutter environment.
“2CAWS builds on BAE Systems’ experience delivering combat-proven aircraft survivability equipment to the U.S. and its allies,” the company says. “The company’s Common Missile Warning System, a member of its aircraft survivability portfolio, is currently fielded on thousands of U.S. Army platforms and has saved dozens of aircraft and their crews since it was first fielded in 2005.”
Learn more about BAE Systems’ aircraft survivability equipment.