BAE Systems Awarded Air Force Contract

By Tish Drake | January 30, 2008
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BAE Systems has been awarded a $28.1 million U.S. Air Force contract to provide radar warning receiver systems for new C-130J transport aircraft. BAE Systems said its AN/ALR-56M radar warning receiver detects a broad range of incoming radar signals and identifies and characterizes their origin as friend or foe, alerting the pilot when it detects threats to the aircraft. Under the contract, BAE Systems will provide 28 new units. BAE Systems has produced more than 1,250 ALR-56M radar warning receivers for U.S. and international customers since the original production award in 1988. The ALR-56M is used on multiple aircraft, including the F-16 and several models of the C-130 used by Italy, Canada, Norway, and the United Kingdom, as well as the U.K.’s Replacement Maritime Patrol Aircraft.

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