Machine learning-powered missile warning system in development for U.S. ArmyNews
July 15, 2021
ARLINGTON, Va. BAE Systems has received a $62 million contract from the U.S. Army to deliver the next-generation 2-Color Advanced Warning System (2CAWS). The system is designed to provide aircrews with advanced threat detection capabilities, improving survivability and mission effectiveness in contested environments.
According to the company, this latest award is part of the Limited Interim Missile Warning System (LIMWS) and encompasses the third of four production lots. Designed to be optimized for size, weight, and power, 2CAWS features an open system architecture, two-color infrared sensors for increased range, and a fiber optic A-kit intended for faster data transmission.
The system processor is designed to serve as the high-bandwidth digital backbone of the system and houses machine learning missile warning algorithms intended for complex, high-clutter environments and rapid threat updates. Officials claim that 2CAWS is compatible with existing U.S. Army aircraft survivability equipment, including pilot interfaces and countermeasure systems.