BAE Systems Receives Pentagon Contract

New England Council member BAE Systems was recently awarded a contract by the U.S. Special Operations Command to develop electronic warfare systems for some of the largest planes in the military’s fleet. The contract is worth $20 million in the first year, and is expected to exceed $400 million over several years.

BAE will develop Radio Frequency Countermeasure systems for the military’s fleet of C-130J Super Hercules aircraft. The systems help the aircraft to detect and disrupt enemy radio signals used for precision-guided missiles and sensors. All work on the systems will be done in BAE’s Nashua, NH, location.

“This award is a significant milestone as it not only builds on our strong electronic warfare legacy, but also extends our proven electronic warfare capability to a large platform aircraft,” said Brian Walters, vice president and general manager of Electronic Combat Solutions at BAE Systems. “Our all-digital system will ensure the mission-critical C-130J fleet remains capable and protected in the harshest environments.”

The New England Council salutes BAE’s commitment to America’s armed forces and congratulates them on the new contract.

Read more about the contract in the New Hampshire Union Leader.

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