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US Army Contracts BAE Systems for LIMWS Sustainment

10-Year Contract, Ceiling Value $872 Million

The US Army has contracted BAE Systems 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 (€748 million).

BAE Systems’ 2-Color Advanced Warning System (2CAWS), the missile warning system developed under the LIMWS programme, builds on the company’s experience in fielding systems for the complex rotary-wing environment. Optimised for size, weight, and power, 2CAWS features an open system processor, two-colour IR sensors for increased range, and a fibre optic A-kit for faster data transmission. The system processor serves as the high-bandwidth digital backbone of the system, and features 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,” explained Chris Austin, Director of Threat Detection Solutions. “This support and sustainment award will afford us the agility to best serve our customer’s needs.”

2CAWS is compatible with existing U.S. Army aircraft survivability equipment, including pilot interfaces and countermeasure systems, allowing for accelerated installation and integration timelines.

2CAWS was specifically designed for the complex rotary-wing aircraft environment. (Image via BAE Systems)

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