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the mouth, throat, crop, or stomach of an animal, esp of a voracious animal
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MAWS Code No10: He may have thighs that can crack nuts - but ignore the advances of any bloke who has to shout his chat-up lines over the background noise of a clock ticking down his 15 minutes of fame.
Since then, MAWS have become more compact, and it has become clear that MANPADS are a threat - one that can prevent combat aircraft from operating safely below medium altitude.
The two primary requirements for MAWS are timeliness and reliability.
The current DIRCM teams include Lockheed Sanders (with Loral Infrared and Imaging Systems providing the MAWS), Northrop Grumman (with Westinghouse the MAWS sub-contractor) and Loral (believed teamed with Raytheon/Cincinnati Electronics for MAWS).
The Army's use of passive technology in ATIRCM means bad news for such previous tactical fighter MAWS candidates as the Lockheed Sanders ALQ-156 and the Westinghouse ALQ-153, both active systems.
The service made it plain, however, that "nondevelopmental" meant commonality of parts and subsystems with existing MAWS, not necessarily complete commercial off-the-shelf solutions.
Passive MAWS, which generally operate in either E-O or IR bands, are stealthy but have suffered from high false-alarm rates and sometimes poor range/angle-of-arrival accuracy in earlier manifestations.
But the eventual driver for the podded MAW will be the internal system, said Maleske, since all but about 200 of the 2,000-2,500 MAWS to be procured by the services have been identified for internal applications.
It is also worth noting JED's belief that Elisra is currently working on a next-generation MAWS which incorporates both active and passive sensors.
To assist in comparing like technologies, the sampling which follows is divided into two sections, one of active MAWS, the other of passive.
The multiservice approach to MAWS will enable the two services to take advantage of each other's research efforts, they said.
Each MAWS will be tested sequentially on the QF-100, using a variety of missiles against which the system will dispense counter-measures.