C4iSR: Air

BAE Systems wins Limited Interim Missile Warning Systems QRC contract

18 December 2017

The US Army has selected BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems to deliver an ‘interim’ mid-wave infrared missile warning system to equip UH-60M helicopters.

Awarded by the US Army Contracting Command on 15 December, the USD24.4 million contract for the Limited Interim Missile Warning System (LIMWS) Quick Reaction Capability (QRC) effort is designed to bridge the gap between the current AN/AAR-57 Common Missile Warning System (CMWS) and next army threat warning system programme of record. The contract value is worth up to USD97.8 million if all contract options are exercised.

Intended to offer performance beyond the current capabilities of the AN/AAR-57 CMWS to address current and emerging threats, LIMWS is designed to provide the detection and tracking of MANPADS threats for missile warning, and detection of various forms of fire to provide hostile fire indication (HFI).

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