BAE Systems has received a contract from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to provide aircraft survivability equipment support and sustainment.

Valued at $21, the contract will see the company continue to provide support and sustainment of the Common Missile Warning System (CMWS) over the next 54 months.

The CMWS systems are installed on several UK aircraft platforms. Contracted work also includes annual repair and engineering services.

BAE Systems Threat Detection Solutions director Christopher Austin said: “The UK 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.”

Developed by BAE Systems, the CMWS enables survivability and protection of aircraft and pilots from a range of threats. It is affordable and easy-to-install.

It integrates hostile fire indication, missile warning, and countermeasure coordination capabilities into one system and provides enhanced situational awareness and threat detection capabilities.

BAE Systems first fielded the CMWS system in 2005.

Since then, CMWS has logged approximately four million combat theatre flight hours, saving ‘dozens of aircraft and hundreds of lives’ in a threat environment.

The CMWS system is deployed across the US Army rotary and fixed-wing fleet and on aircraft of 16 allied countries.

So far, more than 3,000 CMWS units have been installed on over 40 different platforms.

In November 2019, BAE Systems won contracts from the US Army to supply aircraft survivability equipment to US-allied nations.