Crane Aerospace division Crane Electronics Power Solutions was awarded a $14.2 million contract by the U.S. Department of Defense for its Keltec Band 9/10 Transmitter High-Voltage Power Modules for the AN/ALQ-99 Tactical Jamming System.
Under the contract, Power Solutions will work closely with the Navy Airborne Electronic Attack Systems Division in support of the ALQ-99 Pod, which is designed to drive multiple traveling wave tubes for jamming oncoming missile threats. The production is scheduled to begin January 2011 in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and is expected to be completed by June 2013.
The AN/ALQ-99 Tactical Jamming System is the core system for the U.S. Air Force and Navy Electronics Warfare (EW) aircraft capability. The primary mission of the ALQ-99 Pod carried by U.S. Navy EA-6B Prowler and EA-18G Growler is to provide jamming support of strike/assault forces.