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BAE Systems to deliver Huntsville-made missile warning systems to allies

HUNTSVILLE — A Huntsville-made advanced missile warning system will help America’s allies defend their aircraft from attack.

BAE Systems said it has received $114 million in foreign military sales contracts from the Army for its Common Missile Warning Systems. The systems are designed and manufactured at BAE’s facility in Huntsville.

The CMWS is designed for rotary-wing and fixed-wing aircraft and integrates missile warning, hostile fire indication, and countermeasure controls. The system provides advanced threat detection and countermeasure control capabilities that protect aircraft and air crews who operate in hostile battlefield conditions.

“Battlefields are increasingly contested, and airborne armed forces around the world must be able to detect and defeat modern infrared threats,” said Jennifer Bartley, deputy product line director of Integrated Survivability Solutions at BAE Systems. “When stealth is not an option, CMWS provides a shield that enables aircraft survivability and mission execution.”

The warning systems have been installed on platform types worldwide. It is the standard missile warning and hostile fire detection system for Army aircraft and has millions of combat flight hours and a proven ability to protect aircraft and save lives in evolving threat environments, BAE said.

With the new foreign military sales contracts, additional allies now procure CMWS for its proven survivability capabilities, BAE said. The allies will use these systems to protect aircraft including AH-64 Apache, CH-47 Chinook, and UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters.

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