BAE Systems developing EW suite for special ops aircraft

Aircraft operated by the U.S. Special Operations Command are to receive new electronic warfare suites from BAE Systems.
By Richard Tomkins   |   Jan. 4, 2016 at 2:21 PM
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NASHUA, N.H., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- A new electronic warfare suite for C-130J aircraft operated by U.S. Special Operations Command is to be developed by BAE Systems.

The Radio Frequency Countermeasure system, or RFCM, to be developed is the first phase of a more than $400 million multi-phase life-cycle program to enhance the aircraft's capabilities to detect, identify, locate, deny, degrade, disrupt, and defeat threat systems in operational significant environments.

The system will provide fully integrated, precision geo-location, and radio frequency counter-measure capabilities against land-based and airborne threats.

The contract awarded for the EW suite is worth more than $20 million.

BAE Systems will perform product development and platform integration work over a 12-month period of time, it said, and the suite will be integrated into both MC-130J Commando II and AC-130J Ghostrider aircraft.

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