Raytheon Co. Space and Airborne Systems, Electronic Warfare Systems in Goleta, CA received a $92.4 million five-year order option contract for Performance Based Logistics support of the ALR-67(v)3 Radar Warning System used on the F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet aircraft. The AN/ALR-67(V)3 RWR provides visual and audio alerts to the aircrew upon detection of ground-based, ship-based, or airborne radar emitters, providing accurate identification, lethality, and azimuth displays that help pilots get a fast picture of the situation and react appropriately.
Work will be performed in Goleta, CA and is expected to be completed by June 2010. This contract was not competitively procured. The Naval Inventory Control Point issued the contract (N00383-99-D-020G).
The Boeing Co. in St. Louis, MO received an $8.3 million ceiling-priced modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-award-fee contract (N00019-04-C-0005) to provide modeling and simulation, design, and development for a training system for the EA-18G electronic attack version of the Super Hornet aircraft. This is added to the 5-year, $979 million Dec. 2003 base contract for overall System Design & Development of the EA-18G, and a $7 million Sept. 2004 supplemental for additional fault isolation in the ALQ-218 (V)2 Tactical Jamming Receiver, for a current contract total of $994.3 million.
The EA-18G Airborne Electronic Attack (AEA) system was selected by the U. S. Navy to replace the aging EA-6B Prowler, which is now the USA’s sole remaining aircraft for tactical radar jamming, communications jamming and information operations…
ITT Avionics in Clifton, NJ received a $6.4 million firm-fixed-price, time-and-materials contract modification for the Foreign Military Sale of ALQ-211 (V)4 Advanced Integrated Defense Electronic Warfare System spares to the Countries of Chile and Oman. This Electronic Warfare System is used on F-16 aircraft. Solicitation began November 2003, negotiations were completed December 2003, and work will be complete by June 2008. The Headquarters Warner Robins Air Logistics Center at Robins Air Force Base, GA issued the contract (FA8523-02-C-0282-P00010).
Work will be performed in Scottsdale, AZ and is expected to be complete by May 30, 2007. This was a sole source contract initiated on July 13, 2005 buy the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command in Fort Monmouth, NJ (DAAB07-03-C-L426).
Raytheon Co. Space and Airborne Systems’ Electronic Warfare Systems in Goleta, CA received a $10 million contract for an advanced concept technology demonstration of Advanced Tactical Targeting Technology (AT3). This Phase one effort calls for the demonstration of rapid and accurate location of RF (radio frequency, incl. radar) emitters associated with enemy air defenses.
Three F-16 Block 30 aircraft will be networked to share precise signal measurements in a timely manner, providing 360-degree coverage to rapidly and accurately locate RF emitters from any angle of arrival without use of external hardware. Raytheon’s digital radar warning receiver, the ALR-69A(V), will be demonstrated in 2007…
The AAR-47 is a passive missile approach warning system consisting of four sensor assemblies housed in two or more sensor domes, a central processing unit, and a control indicator. Deployed on helicopters and transport aircraft, the AN/AAR-47 Missile Approach Warning System (MAWS) deals with threat missile approach by detecting radiation associated with the rocket motor, letting the crew know that an attacking missile is coming and which direction it’s coming from, and automatically firing decoy flares. Detection algorithms are used to discriminate against non-approaching radiation sources.
Alliant Integrated Defense Co. LLC in Clearwater, FL received a $17.4 million modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-priced contract (N00019-98-C-0006) for the procurement of AAR-47(V)2 sensor upgrade hardware weapons replacement assemblies by the USA and several allied nations. It includes:
The DSCA has notified Congress that the Government of Bahrain wishes to contract for logistics support services and equipment for its F-16 aircraft, ALR-69 radar warning receiver, ALQ-131 electric countermeasure pods, radar systems, and engines. The estimated cost if all options are exercised is $150 million.
Using supplemental funding for the global war on terrorism, the US Air Force (USAF) is continuing its efforts to outfit more of its transport aircraft with the Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM) system. Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. in Meadows, IL received a $78 million firm-fixed-price and time and materials contract modification to provide AAQ-24 (V) Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM) system hardware as well as the associated system support to include spares, support equipment, technical data, training, and installation support.
Boeing subsidiary McDonnell Douglas Corp. in Long Beach, CA received a $31.2 million firm-fixed-price contract modification. This negotiation definitizes P00042, an undefinitized contractual action (UCA) for the incorporation of the Large Aircraft Infrared Counter Measures (LAIRCM) on 15 C-17 Globemaster transport aircraft. The contract also included additional changes.
The Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM) system includes detectors and crew warning systems, and automatically uses a modulated laser beam to jam incoming threats without crew intervention. These units are furnished to the C-17 manufacturer Boeing Co. as government furnished equipment.
Finmeccanica subsidiary SELEX Sensors and Airborne Systems received a GBP 850 million order (EUR $1.25 billion, USD $1.52 billion) to manufacture the EuroDASS Electronic Warfare suite for the second production batch of the Eurofighter Typhoon programme. Work will extend to the last quarter of 2012.
The EuroDASS consists of Electronic Support Measures (ESM), a laser threat and missile approach warning system, an Electronic Countermeasures System (ECM), decoys, towed decoys, jammers and other sensors and avionics. The EuroDASS will display situational awareness information to the pilot.