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BAE awarded $42.5m missile warning contract

BAE Systems has been awarded a major contract from the Ministry of Defence to support its Common Missile Warning System.

The four-and-a-half year contract is worth $21million and includes repair and engineering services across various UK aircraft platforms.

Developed by BAE, who have a base in Brockworth, the CMWS integrates hostile fire indication, missile warning, and countermeasure coordination capabilities into one system.

Used on a variety of UK rotary-wing and fixed-wing aircraft as well as the US Army fleet and 16 allied countries, the system alerts crews to incoming threats and commands automated countermeasures.

BAE Systems director of threat detection solutions Christopher Austin said: "The Ministry of Defence has been a key partner on CMWS for decades.

"It is a privilege to continue to help ensure the safety of our ally's aircraft and personnel with the protection of CMWS."

The contract follows a $42.5million order from the US Navy to provide shore-based landing systems integration support services.

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