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The NAVGUARD features a digital phased-array radar based Missile Approach Warning System (MAWS), which automatically detects, classifies and verifies incoming threats, and consequently triggers the ships self defense systems.
The results of this study will influence tactical airborne EW well into the next century Several joint tactical airborne EW programs are already underway, including the Missile Approach Warning System and the Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasure system.
On the one hand, missile approach warning system proponents underline its capability to detect and track the path of incoming missiles throughout its flight path--from launch to post motor burnout ballistic phase.
The orders includes certification and limited production of the BOZ-101 EC podded self-protection system, also featuring the MAW-300 missile approach warning system, and development and qualification of a new cockpit control unit for the pod.
American missile approach warning (Maw) sensors fall in the Pentagon's AAR (AAR = piloted aircraft, infrared, passive) series, such as the Alliant Techsystems AAR-47 (also made by Lockheed Martin) on the C-130 and C-17 and the Northrop Grumman AAR-54 family, which is used on the AC/MC-130 and ten other aircraft types.
The system can operate with most types of Missile Approach Warning Systems (MAWS) and can be integrated into Defensive Aids Sub Systems (DASS).
Joyce-Loebl has also won an "enabling contract" worth up to pounds 1m a year to supply commercial radio equipment to the Ministry of Defence, and a pounds 750,000 extension to a contract to refurbish the RAF and Royal Navy's Missile Approach Warning system.
One of their first joint projects is expected to be a missile approach warning solution for the U.