LANSDALE, Pa., 5 May 2006. The U.S. Navy has contracted BAE Systems to produce low-band transmitter-antenna groups for the Navy's EA-6B Prowler electronic countermeasures aircraft. Under the $24.3 million 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.
The contract follows a $4 million producibility program awarded in October 2004. 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.