ATLANTA, 28 Sept. 2005. EMS Technologies, Inc. announced today that its Defense & Space Systems division is performing on a contract from Northrop Grumman's Norden Systems business unit to provide maintenance support and upgrades for the U.S. Air Force's E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS).
The total value to EMS is estimated at $2.1 million over 12 months. As part of the effort, EMS is upgrading phase shifter modules and control electronics to reduce power consumption and enhance accuracy. In addition, the contract includes support services.
Joint STARS features a 24-foot synthetic aperture radar antenna installed on the underside of the aircraft, which can electronically scan to determine the location and heading of moving targets on the ground. EMS modules and control electronics are integral to that antenna, allowing the Joint STARS radar to accurately map the battlefield and track targets. EMS has been involved in the Joint STARS program since May 1987, and has delivered more than 6,500 phase shifter modules under the program to date.
EMS Technologies, Inc. is a leading innovator in the design and manufacture of wireless, satellite and defense solutions, and focuses its unique range of advanced technologies on the needs of broadband and mobile information users. The company is headquartered in Atlanta, has approximately 1,800 workers worldwide, and operates manufacturing facilities in Atlanta, Montreal, Ottawa and Brazil.
EMS Technologies' Defense and Space Systems Division develops advanced technology systems for military and space applications. The division provides critical subsystems and components for airborne, commercial and space-based communication, and radar and electronic warfare systems. For more information, see www.ems-t.com.