The US Army has awarded BAE Systems a $52 million contract to provide more than 200 Common Missile Warning Systems (CMWS) to protect aeroplanes and helicopters against infrared guided missile threats.
BAE Systems has been delivering CMWS systems to the Army under an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract awarded in September 2004.
The CMWS, BAE Systems’ Advanced Threat Infrared Countermeasures (ATIRCM) system, and the advanced IR countermeasures munitions flares are the main components of the US Army’s suite of integrated infrared countermeasures. ATIRCM/CMWS, the military’s next-generation directable, multi-band laser-based countermeasures system, protects aircraft against widely deployed heat-seeking missile threats.
BAE Systems said its infrared countermeasures systems are protecting armed forces worldwide and they are also are being developed to protect commercial aircraft against shoulder-fired missiles.