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.”

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Jonathan
Jonathan
19 days ago

So 10 years Life for a limited interim solution, it’s not really that limited or interim….

luciusjulius
luciusjulius
19 days ago
Reply to  Jonathan

The use of the term “Interim” has to do with the way the system was procured. By calling it “Interim” and “Limited” the US Army is able to bypass normal acquisition regulations and field it quickly. It has nothing to do with life cycle.

eclipse
eclipse
18 days ago
Reply to  luciusjulius

In addition, just saying that I-SSGW will in fact be used for 6-7 years and probably much longer since it’ll just be fitted on Type 31.

Tommo
Tommo
18 days ago
Reply to  eclipse

Another show of Anglo co-operation, does Australia field the Blackhawk as well?

Goldilocks
Goldilocks
18 days ago
Reply to  Tommo

Yep, but I think their Army ones are being retired and replaced, but there Seahawk’s just came into service

Tommo
Tommo
18 days ago
Reply to  Goldilocks

Thanks Goldilocks, it was just a thought Thanks