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BAE Systems To Provide Ea-6b Countermeasures Systems

The US Navy's EA-6B Prowler electronic countermeasures aircraft.
by Staff Writers
Lansdale PA (SPX) May 04, 2006
The U.S. Navy has contracted with BAE Systems to produce additional low-band transmitter-antenna groups for the Navy's EA-6B Prowler electronic countermeasures aircraft. Under the 24.3 million dollar contract with the Naval Air Systems Command, the company will provide 13 transmitter-antenna groups, each consisting of a radar and communications jammer.

The BAE Systems equipment protects strike aircraft, ships, and ground troops by disrupting enemy radar and communications signals.

"NAVAIR's continued partnership with BAE Systems in the procurement of low-band transmitters is based on the dependability of the transmitter/antenna group," said Capt. Kenneth Smolana, the Navy's Prowler program manager. "BAE Systems provides the Navy the best-value solution while maintaining its commitment to serving the war fighter."

The contract follows a $4 million producibility program awarded in October 2004 and previous production orders. Including this most recent order, the Navy has called for BAE Systems to produce 30 transmitter-antenna ship sets worth about $55 million.

The low-band transmitters will be manufactured at BAE Systems' Lansdale, Pa., facility. NAVAIR is the contracting agency responsible for procuring the transmitters.

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