US Army Taps BAE for Missile Warning Project

By R&WI Staff | April 30, 2018
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The U.S. Army has 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 that will protect pilots and crews from new and emerging threats.

The Limited Interim Missile Warning System (LIMWS) contract stipulates the company’s 2-Color Advanced Warning System (2C-AWS) will provide the aircraft with missile warning and hostile fire protection to improve survivability and mission effectiveness in contested environments.


BAE developed the 2C-AWS with Leonardo DRS and proposed the solution in response to the Army’s June solicitation for LIMWS. Leonardo DRS will provide the two-color infrared sensor as the eyes of the system.

2C-AWS provides a foundation for the Army’s future threat-detection needs and is designed to be upgradeable to meet future customer needs. It will work with existing Army aircraft survivability equipment, including aircraft interfaces and countermeasure systems.

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