Leonardo DRS to Provide to BAE Systems Advanced Sensors for the Interim U.S. Army Aircraft Missile Warning System

ARLINGTON, VA, April 27, 2018 -- Leonardo DRS Inc., announced today it has partnered with BAE Systems to provide advanced sensors for BAE Systems’ 2-Color Advanced Warning System (2C-AWS), which is being developed under a contract with the U.S. Army for its Limited Interim Missile Warning System (LIMWS) Quick Reaction Capability (QRC).  The 2C-AWS system is designed to protect U.S. Army rotary wing aircraft from new and emerging threats. 

Leonardo Helicopters TH-119 For the new Navy Trainer Program2C-AWS will provide a foundation for the Army’s future threat detection needs and is designed to be upgradeable to meet future customer needs. It will work with existing Army Aircraft Survivability Equipment, including aircraft interfaces and countermeasure systems.  LIMWS QRC is expected to rapidly field an enhanced survivability capability over the coming years.

In December 2017, the U.S. Army awarded BAE Systems a contract to develop and deliver its 2C-AWS solution for the LIMWS.  Leonardo DRS had been previously working with BAE Systems to develop a LIMWS QRC offering by providing its Dual Mode Warning Sensor as the basis for the Infra-Red (IR) sensor requirement.

“We are proud to have been entrusted to provide our cutting edge technology sensors to help protect the Army fleet and to enable our Army warfighters to execute their missions and come home safely.” said Shawn Black, Vice President and General Manager of Electro-Optical Infrared Systems at Leonardo DRS.  “We are keenly aware of the increased threats presented to our Army aviators and crews throughout the areas of operation and potential future battlefields.  We understand the advanced detection capabilities required to counter those threats.”

The agreement to provide BAE Systems with the LIMWS QRC IR sensor builds on over two decades of Leonardo DRS technology development and commitment to providing the Army and other U.S. DoD services the most capable solutions to fight and win.

About Leonardo DRS

Leonardo DRS is a prime contractor, leading technology innovator and supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and defense contractors worldwide. The company specializes in a wide range of electro-optical/infrared systems, naval and maritime systems, ground combat mission command and network computing, global satellite communications and network infrastructure, avionics systems, and intelligence and security solutions. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, Leonardo DRS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leonardo S.p.A., which employs more than 45,000 people worldwide. See the full range of capabilities at www.leonardodrs.com and on Twitter @LeonardoDRSnews.

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