The U.S. Army has contracted BAE Systems to deliver a 2-Color Advanced Warning System (2CAWS) which provides aircrews with advanced threat detection capabilities in contested environments.
This latest contract is part of the Limited Interim Missile Warning System (LIMWS) and encompasses the third of four production lots.
Said Chris Austin, director of Threat Detection Solutions at BAE Systems. “2CAWS offers new capabilities that are revolutionizing protection, for both the enduring and future U.S. Army fleets.”
2CAWS features two-color infrared sensors for increased range, and a fiber optic A-kit for faster data transmission. The system processor serves as the high-bandwidth digital backbone of the system. It houses advanced machine learning missile warning algorithms specifically designed for complex, high-clutter environments and rapid threat updates.
The 2CAWS is compatible with existing U.S. Army aircraft survivability equipment, including pilot interfaces and countermeasure systems, allowing for faster installation and integration timelines.
2CAWS builds on BAE Systems’ Common Missile Warning System, which is currently fielded on thousands of U.S. Army platforms.