In the sprawling, chaotic world of global defense, a beacon of hope just got a little brighter. BAE Systems, a titan in the defense contracting arena, has snagged a hefty $114 million deal with the US Army to arm allied birds—both rotors and fixed-wing—with the AN/AAR-57 Common Missile Warning Systems (CMWS).

It’s a nod, a solid fist bump, to the notion of beefing up our allies’ defenses against those lurking, hostile threats that never seem to take a day off.

Guardian Angels for Aircraft

Dubbed a “shield” by those in the know, the AN/AAR-57 CMWS isn’t your average piece of kit.

It’s the guardian angel for aircraft that dare to tread where stealth can’t save them.