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Advancing OEWS aircraft survivability equipment to defeat missile threats

Optical Electronic Warfare Systems (OEWS)

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BAE Systems' integrated aircraft survivability equipment protects both rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft from guided and unguided infrared missile and hostile fire attacks.
Our cutting-edge Optical Electronic Warfare Systems (OEWS) deliver battle-proven threat detection, integrated processing, and advanced threat countermeasures that protect rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft against ballistic hostile fire, and guided and unguided missile threats.

Leveraging more than 40 years of EO/IR expertise, BAE Systems' next-generation aircraft survivability equipment protects helicopters, jets, turboprops and their respective crews from a range of infrared (IR) and ballistic hostile fire threats. Available for use by all U.S. Defense Service agencies, including Special Operations, our solutions are easy to install and cost-effective. Benefiting from years of successful development and customer input, we provide highly reliable, versatile Optical Electronic Warfare Systems (OEWS) based on specified multi-domain mission and platform requirements.

Our OEWS implementation approach

  • Analyze threats and the threat environment
  • Evaluate the aircraft for platform integration requirements
  • Simulate mission conditions with exposure to anticipated platform vibration, temperature, and motion  
  • Provide training, technical manuals, and global field support
  • Implement modular solutions that allow straightforward capability upgrades and scalable protection

Proven EO/IR experience

Increasingly sophisticated infrared-guided missiles are a dangerous reality. These lethal threats are an ever-present challenge to mission success in today's multi-domain operations and peacekeeping scenarios. With over four decades of experience and around 500 infrared countermeasures experts on staff, BAE Systems has set the standard for developing state-of-the-art OEWS solutions. Our Worrell/Weeks Aircrew Protection Center and cutting-edge Jam Lab enable our teams to perform rigorous analyses of aircraft survivability equipment in an operationally representative environment. Our strong relationship with customers allows us to develop greater awareness and understanding, while continually evolving products based on user feedback. We're proud that our customers rely on BAE Systems' expertise, dedication, and commitment to provide them with innovative, next-generation equipment for the future. 

Optical Electronic Warfare Systems (OEWS)

BAE Systems' tailored aircraft protection solutions include a modular family of OEWS systems – systems that automatically sense, process, and respond to IR threats. These systems improve situational awareness while helping aircrews execute missions in complex hostile environments. Depending on your platform and mission needs, our Optical Electronic Warfare Systems can be integrated to create an even more effective layered suite of protections.

Learn more about our specific OEWS systems:

BAE Systems' integrated aircraft survivability equipment protects both rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft from guided and unguided infrared missile and hostile fire attacks.
BAE Systems offers a wide range of advanced Optical Electronic Warfare Systems (OEWS) to detect and defeat complex threat system attacks on rotary- and fixed-wing military aircraft.

Learn more today. Visit our specific OEWS product pages above, or contact our Electronic Systems representative to arrange a meeting.