Selex ES' Common Jamming Pod will sustain the aircraft's RF self-protection capability through the aircraft's operational life, the company said.
"The program is based on the fast-track re-work of existing Skyshadow-2 pods to meet current and anticipated radar threats," Selex ES said. "The CJP will retain the distinctive outline of the Skyshadow pod, but an overhaul will take place within the shell.
"Enhancements will include a replacement of the entire receiver chain, the introduction of a digital control unit and a digital techniques generator ...."
Added to the pod will be two towed radar decoys.
The value of the contact was said to be multi-million in scope. Delivery of the system to the Royal Air Force is scheduled to begin late next year, the company said.