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.