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AN/AAR-47 Missile Warning System

Definition/Scope: The AN/AAR-47 Missile Warning System (MWS) is a passive electro-optical system designed to detect surface-to-air and air-to-air missiles. Upon detection of an incoming missile, the MWS will report the impending threat to the Countermeasures Dispensing System (CMDS). The system allows the crew to perform evasive maneuvers along with electronic and infrared countermeasures. It is employed on both helicopters and transport aircraft.

Broader Terms:

P-3C Orion Anti-Surface Warfare Improvement Program

Related Terms:

air-to-air missile
C-5A Galaxy
P-3C Orion
Surface-to-Air Missile

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