NASHUA, N.H., 11 April 2006. The U.S. Army has awarded BAE Systems a $52 million contract to provide more than 200 Common Missile Warning Systems (CMWS) to protect Army fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft against infrared guided missile threats.
The CMWS, BAE Systems' Advanced Threat Infrared Countermeasures (ATIRCM) system, and the advanced IR countermeasures munitions flares comprise the primary components of the Army's suite of integrated infrared countermeasures. ATIRCM/CMWS, the military's directable, multi-band laser-based countermeasures system, protects aircraft against widely deployed heat-seeking missile threats.
"On many occasions, CMWS has saved lives in the global war on terrorism." says Gen. Richard Cody, U.S. Army vice chief of staff.