BAE Systems has received contracts to deliver $71 million in aircraft survivability equipment to several U.S. allies via U.S. Army Foreign Military Sales. As per the contracts for BAE Systems, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United Arab Emirates will be purchasing the AN/AAR-57 Common Missile Warning System (CMWS) and related equipment to protect their aircraft and crews from threats.
CMWS is designed for detecting wide range of infrared-guided missiles and hostile fire threats, providing warnings to pilots and cueing laser-based and expendable countermeasures. The rapid response capabilities of the system improve survivability and reduce the cognitive load on pilots – enabling them to focus on their missions.
It is also designed to be cost-effective, easy to install, and extremely reliable. It is there for a wide aircraft variety, and its line-replaceable units and customizable algorithms allow it to adapt to emerging threats. The third-generation system combines hostile fire indication and data recording with its core missile warning capabilities in a single unit – offering protecting from more diverse threats and enabling detailed post-mission analysis.
“Our customers that fly low and slow in dangerous situations face unobserved threats that cab strike without warning in seconds,” said Cheryl Paradis, director of Optical Electronic Warfare Systems of BAE Systems. “We level the playing field for pilots and crews with proven threat detection and countermeasures that quickly and automatically engage and defeat threats and help warfighters return home safely.”
Source: BAE Systems