German Consortium Wins Contract for Franco-German Maritime Airborne Warfare System Study

MAWS: Networked system for maritime reconnaissance, submarine hunting, and target engagement with manned, unmanned platforms, and AI.
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  • 01:30 PM, May 6, 2024
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German Consortium Wins Contract for Franco-German Maritime Airborne Warfare System Study
Maritime Airborne Warfare System (MAWS) project

The German MAWS GbR, a consortium consisting of ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH, HENSOLDT Sensors GmbH, and Diehl Defence GmbH & Co. KG, was awarded a contract on April 25, for the second national supplementary study related to the Franco-German Maritime Airborne Warfare System (MAWS) project.

MAWS aims to establish a system of systems for networked maritime reconnaissance, submarine hunting, and maritime target engagement using manned and unmanned platforms in coordination with ground stations. Key elements of this project include advanced data links for networking and an AI-based cloud solution for analyzing sensor data.

The study will involve developing specific solution proposals for German naval aviators, as part of the analysis phase II within the CPM process of the BMVg (Federal Ministry of Defense), alongside the interim solution provided by the Boeing P-8A Poseidon.

Proposed solutions will focus on utilizing manned and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as carrier platforms for MAWS, as well as optimizing ground station operations. Additionally, the study will address networking and data processing requirements across various assets and ground stations, aiming to establish a "Maritime Warfare Cloud" to ensure information autonomy and data sovereignty.

A critical aspect of the study is the development of software for data acquisition and analysis using artificial intelligence, enabling information sovereignty by processing and distributing sensor data efficiently throughout the MAWS network.

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