The U.S. government has approved a contract for the supply of AN/AAR-47 (V) Missile Warning Set as part of a consolidated Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to various countries including India and Pakistan.
The MAWS (Missile Approach Warning Systems) on order will service both Indian and Pakistani military aircraft.
According to manufacturer Alliant Techsystems, “The AN/AAR-47 is an electronic warfare system designed to protect aircraft against infrared-guided (IR) missile threats, laser-guided/laser-aided threats, and unguided munitions. Upon detection of the threat, the system will provide an audio and visual sector warning to the pilot. For IR missile threats, the system automatically initiates countermeasures by sending a command signal to the countermeasures dispensing set.”