The U.S. Army has awarded BAE Systems a contract to provide life-cycle sustainment and technical support to the Limited Interim Missile Warning System (LIMWS) programme.
The 10-year contract has a ceiling value of $872 million.
According to the firm in a news release:
“BAE Systems’ 2-Color Advanced Warning System (2CAWS), the missile warning system developed under the LIMWS program, builds upon the company’s experience in fielding systems for the complex rotary-wing environment. Optimized for size, weight, and power, 2CAWS features an open system processor, two-color infrared sensors for increased range, and a fiber optic A-kit for faster data transmission.
The system processor serves as the high-bandwidth digital backbone of the system and houses advanced machine learning missile warning algorithms specifically designed for complex, high-clutter environments and rapid threat updates.”
“Our aircrews who fly into harm’s way need the most advanced protection systems available,” Chris Austin, director of Threat Detection Solutions at BAE Systems, was quoted as saying.
“This support and sustainment award will afford us the agility to best serve our customer’s needs.”