BAE Systems won a series of contracts worth $40 million to supply third-generation (Gen3) configuration of its Common Missile Warning System (CMWS) to U.S Army.
The CMWS provides an enhanced capability for aircrews to locate and protect against infrared guided threats. The Gen3 configuration includes hostile fire indication to detect and evade small arms fire and new data recording capabilities for detailed post-mission analysis.
“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 on more than 45 different platform types,” said Bill Staib, director of Threat Management Solutions at BAE Systems. “We’ll continue to deliver Gen3 systems in support of U.S. Army and foreign military sale requirements over the next two years.”
The latest orders are funded under a recently awarded $496 million, three-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract to deliver up to 1,300 Gen3 systems.
The U.S. Army has placed approximately $90 million in orders against the IDIQ since the first order in September 2013.
Under the contract, BAE Systems will deliver CMWS hardware and provide systems engineering, software, and logistics support services for both the CMWS and the Advanced Threat Infrared Countermeasure system.
Fired missiles can be evaded by hard maneuvers. Infra Red missiles lock on can be defeated if the targeted aircraft fly out of the missile seekers field of view
Missile deflection devices such as the chaff or flares or electronic counter-measures could have saved the Malaysian airliner MH-17 from being hit by a missile. Aircraft of El-Al, the Israeli airline are equipped with flares countermeasures after having been target of the failed 2002 airliner attack
Northrop Grumman will highlight a range of its global defence and security solutions, including airborne early warning and control systems, aerial surveillance and mine countermeasures at DIMDEX 2014. “The recent appointments of Walid Abukhaled and Doug Raaberg as chief executives in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates respectively, enhances the company's presence and further positions Northrop Grumman for success in the Middle East region as the company continues to broaden its global market focus,” the company said in a statement
Raytheon has been awarded a $70 million contract for various full Advanced Countermeasures Electronic Systems (ACES) and Line Replaceable Units (LRU) to support in-country spares software sustainment, and other activities. This award supports foreign military sales for Morocco, Egypt and Iraq
Rheinmetall has been chosen by the Korean Navy for the installation of MASS naval countermeasures system which includes state-of-the-art decoy system for frigates, corvettes, minesweepers and patrol boats, on its new Landing Ship, Tank vessels (LST-II). Since MASS’ launch in 2002, Rheinmetall has booked orders from the navies of 11 nations and a total of 186 launchers for 22 different classes of vessels
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Rolling Meadows, Ill
BAE Systems today unveiled its Striker II Helmet-Mounted Display (HMD), a fully digital solution that provides todays combat pilot with exceptional night vision and target tracking technology, integrated within a visor-projected system. With decades of combat-proven experience, the new platform-agnostic Striker II HMD builds upon BAE Systems current Striker HMD, which has been successfully deployed on Eurofighter Typhoon and Gripen fleets, according to an official statement
BAE is eyeing to win some defense deals during the upcoming visit by British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Cleggs to India, PTI reported today. BAE officials are expected to accompany Clegg on the three-day trade mission, along with engineers such as Cobham and Renishaw
BAE Systems has been awarded a 348 million-pound contract by the British government to build three new Offshore Patrol Vessels, formalising an initial deal agreed last year, according to Reuters. The vessels, which will be used in counter-terrorism, counter-piracy and anti-smuggling operations, will be built at BAE Systems shipyards on the Clyde in Scotland, safeguarding 800 jobs, Britains Ministry of Defence (MOD) said on Tuesday
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