BAE Systems will develop electronic warfare system for C-130J aircraftNews
January 08, 2016
ARLINGTON, Va. U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) officials tasked BAE Systems engineers to develop new electronic warfare system for the C-130J aircraft. The contract is the first phase to upgrade aircraft system survivability and the capability to detect, identify, locate, deny, degrade, disrupt and defeat threat systems in operational significant environments.
The contract is worth more than an estimated $20 million for the first phase, but it’s expected to exceed $400 million for the life cycle of the contract.
This contract extends our electronic warfare ability to a large platform aircraft. Our all-digital Radio Frequency Countermeasure (RFCM) system will help the C-130J fleet remain protected in the harshest environments, says Brian Walters, vice president and general manager of Electronic Combat Solutions at BAE Systems
The RFCM system offers integrated, precision geo-location, and radio frequency countermeasure capabilities, enhancing electronic threat protection of the C-130J, officials say.
Under contract, BAE Systems will provide product development and platform integration work over the next 12 months. Engineers designed the system to be integrated into the MC-130J Commando II and the AC-130J Ghostrider aircraft.
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