Missile-warning equipment from BAE Systems purchased by U.S. alliesNews
November 18, 2019
MERRIMACK, N.H. BAE Systems has won contracts worth $71 million to deliver aircraft survivability equipment to several U.S. allies via U.S. Army Foreign Military Sales.
Under the terms of the contracts, the Netherlands, Spain, the U.K., and United Arab Emirates have agreed to purchase the AN/AAR-57 Common Missile Warning System (CMWS) and associated equipment -- designed to detect a wide range of infrared-guided missiles and hostile fire threats, providing warnings to pilots and cueing laser-based and expendable countermeasures -- as these countries seek to protect their aircraft and crews from sophisticated threats.
“Our customers that fly low and slow in dangerous situations face unobserved threats that can strike without warning in seconds,” said Cheryl Paradis, director of Optical Electronic Warfare Systems at BAE Systems. “We level the playing field for pilots and crews with proven threat detection and countermeasures that quickly and automatically engage and defeat threats and help warfighters return home safely.”