Air Force names BAE Systems for radar warning receivers

NASHUA, N.H., 25 July 2005. BAE Systems recently received a $31 million production contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide 31 AN/ALR-56M radar warning receiver systems for a new fleet of Air Force and Marine Corps C-130J aircraft and line replaceable unit (LRU) spares for the Taiwan Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft.

Jul 25th, 2005

NASHUA, N.H., 25 July 2005. BAE Systems recently received a $31 million production contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide 31 AN/ALR-56M radar warning receiver systems for a new fleet of Air Force and Marine Corps C-130J aircraft and line replaceable unit (LRU) spares for the Taiwan Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft.

The ALR-56M detects radar emissions in the environment and notifies the pilot when it detects signals that could threaten the aircraft.

The contracting agency is Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Georgia. All production, test and delivery work will take place at the company's Greenlawn, New York facility. The production contract will run through 2007.

To date, BAE Systems' receivers are now onboard 34 U.S. C-130Js and 22 Italian C-130Js. More than 1,000 receivers have been provided to the Air Force and to international customers since the contract was originally awarded in 1988.

"This contract continues the excellent long-term relationship we have with the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center to provide critical systems for the war fighter," said Ken Bond, BAE Systems program manager.

BAE Systems is an international company engaged in the development, delivery, and support of advanced defense and aerospace systems in the air, on land, at sea, and in space. The company designs, manufactures, and supports military aircraft, combat vehicles, surface ships, submarines, radar, avionics, communications, electronics, and guided weapon systems. It is a pioneer in technology with a heritage stretching back hundreds of years and is at the forefront of innovation, working to develop the next generation of intelligent defense systems. BAE Systems has major operations across five continents and customers in some 130 countries. The company employs nearly 100,000 people and generates annual sales of approximately $25 billion through its wholly owned and joint-venture operations. For more information, see www.eis.na.baesystems.com.

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