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Army orders missile warning systems for aircraft

BAE Systems reports new contracts for missile counter-measure.
By Richard Tomkins   |   July 23, 2014 at 5:22 PM
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NASHUA, N.H., July 23 (UPI) -- BAE Systems has received a series of contracts from the U.S. Army for the supply of third-generation missile warning systems.

BAE's updated Common Missile Warning System aids aircraft crew to not only locate and protect against infrared-guided missiles but also includes hostile fire indication capability to detect and evade small arms fire.

"These latest contracts build on nearly 10 years of experience providing the U.S. Army with thousands of aircraft survivability systems that have been integrated onto more than 45 different platform types," said Bill Staib, director of Threat Management Solutions at BAE Systems. "As a result of these contracts, we'll continue to deliver Gen3 systems in support of U.S. Army and foreign military sale requirements over the next two years."

The contracts received as worth $40 million.

BAE Systems said they are funded under a $496 million, three-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to deliver up to 1,300 Gen3 systems.

Under the awards, the company will provide CMW systems engineering, software, and logistics support services.

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