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Close Combat Weapon Systems (CCWS)
  • PEO Missiles and Space
  • Close Combat Weapon Systems
  • 5250 Martin Road
  • Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898

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Close Combat Weapon Systems (CCWS)

The Close Combat Weapon Systems (CCWS) Project Office manages a number of close combat missile and target acquisition systems. Current missile systems include the Tube-launched, Optically-tracked, Wireless-guided (TOW) Family of Missiles: TOW 2A, TOW 2B Aero, TOW Bunker Buster, and the Javelin Missile System. CCWS managed target acquisition systems include the Improved Target Acquisition System (ITAS) and the Improved Bradley Acquisition Subsystem (IBAS). CCWS is also responsible for managing related ancillary Bradley TOW subsystem items.


The CCWS Project Office is an umbrella organization under the Program Executive Office, Missiles and Space, which exercises full-line authority over all planning, direction, and control of tasks and designated associated resources involved in the Javelin Missile System Acquisition Category I (ACATI) and the TOW Family of Missiles to include the TOW ITAS and the related ancillary items and improvements to all these items. This responsibility includes all phases of research and development, procurement, distribution, and logistical support for the purpose of maintaining a balanced program to accomplish the U.S./allied objectives, including international interchangeability and maintainability, and is provided in accordance with the direction and authority from the Army Acquisition Executive. The office is responsible for coordinating all system requirements with Field Commands, TRADOC, HQDA, OSD, and other Government Agencies, and for coordinating and implementing programs into the Army’s Current and Future Forces.

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