Missile defense technology continues to play a crucial role in protecting our troops, our country, and our allies, and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. That’s why for the past 40 years we’ve been committed to advancing our threat management technology, hitting a number of significant milestones along the way.
Just in the past couple months, the U.S. Army ordered approximately $50 million in Common Missile Warning System (CMWS) service and support and an additional $17 million in support for the Advanced Threat Infrared Countermeasure (ATIRCM) system. These orders call for the most recent version of our flagship CMWS solution and include service and support to expand our ATIRCM system to additional theaters of operation. But these are just the latest in a string of successes achieved in the area of threat management in the past year alone:
As a testament to these and other recent CMWS accomplishments, then-Colonel John Leaphart, project manager, Aircraft Survivability Equipment, stated in an interview with KMI Media that, “CMWS was already a proven game-changer for the fight over in theater. We haven’t lost an aircrew to a man-portable air-defense (MANPAD) system since May 2007 because of CMWS being on these aircraft.” (Read the full interview with Colonel Leaphart.)
Source: BAE Systems PLC (LSE: BAES.L)
Date: Oct 14, 2014