Military Embedded Systems

Electronic warfare capabilities to equip AC/MC-130J aircraft


July 30, 2020

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

U.S. Army photo.

FALLS CHURCH, Va. Northrop Grumman Corporation has been selected to provide the prime mission equipment for the Sierra Nevada Corporation-led AC/MC-130J Radio Frequency Countermeasure (RFCM) program.

According to the company, Northrop Grumman’s RFCM system utilizes the latest in antenna, amplifier, and electronics technology. This technology aims to provide situational awareness and better enable aircraft survivability in operationally relevant environments.

The modular, open systems approach to the suite is designed to provide radar warning, threat identification, and countermeasure capabilities today, while allowing for the flexibility to adapt to future threats. The system is intended to be applicable to both U.S. and international customers and represents the latest upgrade to Northrop Grumman’s RFCM product line.

Northrop Grumman has previous involvement in the development of electronic warfare systems for land, sea, and air. Among these systems are the F-16 electronic warfare suite, AN/APR-39 family of radar warning receivers, and pod-based self-protection.


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