WASHINGTON, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- BAE Systems Information and Electronic Integration Inc. has received a $67 million contract modification to provide additional radio frequency countermeasures for the U.S. Air Force's C-130J aircraft.
The modification is part of a contract initially awarded in November 2015, which tasked the company with improving the survivability of AC-130J and MC-130J aircraft systems with a focus on detecting and deterring threats.
Under the modification, BAE will design, integrate, and test radio frequency countermeasures for the aircraft. The U.S. Department of Defense says the work will be performed at Nashua, N.H., and expects it to be complete by August 2023.
BAE Systems received $15 million in evaluation funds at the time of the modification award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center in Georgia is listed as the contracting activity.
Radio frequency countermeasures have been integrated with C-130 airlifter variants to aid pilots with identifying, locating and disrupting threats in the battlespace. Operators are able to use the system to detect both surface and airborne threats and improve situational awareness.