EDO receives $44 million contract for aircraft test units

NEW YORK, 22 Aug. 2007. EDO Corporation has been awarded a $44 million firm-fixed-price contract for AN/PLM-4 radar-signal simulators used to test the electronic defenses of military aircraft. The "indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity" contract enables the U.S. Air Force to purchase approximately 491 AN/PLM-4 systems over the next five years. Initial funding has been provided for 279 units valued at $22 million.

NEW YORK, 22 Aug. 2007.EDO Corporation has been awarded a $44 million firm-fixed-price contract for AN/PLM-4 radar-signal simulators used to test the electronic defenses of military aircraft. The indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract enables the U.S. Air Force to purchase approximately 491 AN/PLM-4 systems over the next five years. Initial funding has been provided for 279 units valued at $22 million.

The AN/PLM-4 radar-signal simulator generates radio-frequency (RF) signals, such as those used by anti-aircraft weapons. By simulating these signals, the aircraft's defensive electronics can be tested on the flight line before take-off.

"Our PLM-4 quickly and effectively tests the radar-warning systems on virtually any military aircraft and is becoming the standard for the U.S. Air Force and many other countries," says James M. Smith, EDO's chief executive officer. "This long-term contract allows for efficient planning and production, therefore minimizing costs to the government."

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