BAE Systems Awarded Air Defense Contract

NEC member BAE Systems was awarded a U.S. Navy contract worth $28.2 million to develop airborne countermeasures that will protect military assets from radar-guided missiles. The new air defense equipment will be produced by the electronic warfare experts at the BAE Systems Electronic Systems segment in Nashua, NH. This most recent Navy contract awarded to BAE systems represents the important role the company plays in equipping the U.S. military and strengthening national security.

The technology BAE is developing will protect jet fighters, bombers, and other military aircrafts from radar-guided missiles. The products being sold to the Navy are the AN/ALE-55 fiber optic towed decoy and electronic frequency converters, both of which work to disrupt a missile’s radar system in hopes of preventing it from hitting its target. Additionally, the products are capable of luring the missiles to other targets, preventing them from locking onto a target, and determining the best technique to break the missile’s lock on a target.

BAE Systems is expected to finish its work on this Navy contract in November 2015. The New England Council congratulates BAE systems for winning the $28.2 million contract and commends its commitment to supporting the U.S. armed forces.


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