The CMWS includes five sensors placed around an aircraft, which detect the ultraviolet signatures of heat-seeking missiles. The sensors pass information to an electronic control unit, which evaluates the threat, sends information to the cockpit and can automatically deploy countermeasures, the company says.
BAE says the third-generation system has seven times more processing power than a second-generation missile warning system. And, unlike earlier versions, the newest CMWS also detects small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades, the company says.
The CMWS has been operational with the
ÂOur Common Missile Warning System has been battle tested, with more than 2,100 systems delivered and integrated on more than 30 different platform types,Â BAE says. The system has logged more than 2.3 million flight hours, it adds.
The company expects the
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