PIMAWSPassive IR Missile Approach Warning System
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Information published in the press saying that this is to be the PIMAWS system developed by Bodenseewerk Geratetechnik GmbH (BGT; presently Diehl BGT Defence GmbH & Co.
de Series, Model, Operational Warner or AN/ designation Platforms Architecture PIMAWS air, heli IR Series, Model, Operating Active/ or AN/ designation Frequencies Passive PIMAWS 3-5 [micro]m P Series, Model, Signal Format Response or AN/ designation Time PIMAWS NA <1 s Series, Model, No.
The PIMAWS uses a stare-step concept that the company claims embodies the advantages of both a staring array and scanning array for reliable and robust warning of a missile launch toward the aircraft being protected.