Sanders Delivers Common Missile Warning System Hardware for U.K. WAH-64 Apache Helicopters.
Sanders is under contract to provide CMWS sets for the self-protection suite designed to protect the new British Army helicopters against advanced heat-seeking and radio-frequency guided missile threats. The sensor system will be part of the Marconi Helicopter Integrated Defensive Aids System (HIDAS) on the U.K. WAH-64 Apache being built by British Helicopter manufacturer GKN Westland Helicopters.
The CMWS Electronic Control Unit (ECU) was shipped on October 1 to the GMAv System Integration Rig in Stanmore, England, for integration and testing. The ECU is the key component of CMWS, processing threat data from the system's four electro-optical sensors on the helicopter. Under its contract with GMAv, Sanders will provide 58 CMWS sets, spares, data and logistics support. The first production unit is scheduled for delivery in December 2000.
The AN/AAR-57 CMWS is now being developed at Sanders as a common system for approximately 25 U.S. Tri-Service aircraft types, including the U.S. Army's AH-64D Longbow Apache.
Sanders is an operating company of the Lockheed Martin Electronics Sector, a leader in the design, development and manufacture of electronic systems for global defense, civil and commercial markets. A major producer of aircraft self-protection systems, Sanders also produces tactical surveillance and intelligence systems for all branches of the armed forces, mission and space electronics; automated mission planning systems; microwave electronics; and commercial telecommunications systems.
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|Date:||Oct 29, 1998|
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