The Army on Tuesday awarded BAE Systems a five-year, $844 million contract modification to cover lifecycle support for the Limited Interim Missile Warning Systems (LIMWS) Quick Reaction Capability.

In April 2018, the Army selected BAE Systems’ 2-Color Advanced Warning System (2CAWS) for LIMWS with an initial $97.9 million deal to provide a Quick Reaction Capability next-generation missile warning system for aircraft to protect pilots and crews (Defense Daily, April 27 2018).

BAE Systems developed its 2CAWS system with Leonardo DRS, which provides the 2-color infrared sensor as the eyes of the system.

The capability is designed to provide aircrews with “advanced threat detection capabilities, improving survivability and mission effectiveness in contested environments,” according to the company.

In July, BAE Systems received a $62 million order from the Army for 2CAWS covering the third of four production lots for the LIMWS Quick Reaction Capability program (Defense Daily, July 14).