BAE Gets $6.9M in Research Funds to Neutralize Radars
BAE Systems Information and Electronic Warfare Systems in Nashua, NH, is being awarded a $6.9 million cost-plus fixed-fee contract to provide affordable technologies for “airspace buyback”. This actually involves detecting, locating, identifying, and jamming multiple advanced radars at long range. The idea is to create a receiver technology that will be retrofittable and transitionable to all current and future combat and support aircraft and helicopters with Radar Warning Receiver, Electronic Support Measures, Electronic Countermeasures, or Electronic Intelligence systems.
The R&D project will stress small size, affordable aircraft kit cost, high reliability, and ease of maintenance for a significant reduction in life cycle costs. The digital receiver must also be readily reprogrammable in order to optimize performance as required by the aircraft mission. The locations of performances are BAE Systems in Lansdale, PA and BAE Systems Information and Technology in North Merrimack, NH. Negotiations were completed March 2005, and work will be complete by August 2008. The Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH issued the contract (FA8650-05-C-1802).