BAE Systems to build radar jammers for Navy EA-6B Prowlers

LANSDALE, Pa., 17 May 2005. BAE Systems has been awarded a $10 million contract modification for the production of eight additional Low Band Transmitters (LBT) for the U.S. Navy's EA-6B Prowler aircraft. The Navy uses the EA-6B in electronic attack roles.

LANSDALE, Pa., 17 May 2005. BAE Systems has been awarded a $10 million contract modification for the production of eight additional Low Band Transmitters (LBT) for the U.S. Navy's EA-6B Prowler aircraft. The Navy uses the EA-6B in electronic attack roles.

The modified contract increases the total number of transmitters and antenna groups to be delivered under the production contract from six to 14. The low band transmitters will be manufactured at BAE Systems' Lansdale, Pa., facility.

The Low Band Transmitter - Antenna Group (LBT-A/G) is a radar and communications jammer used to provide protection for strike aircraft, ships and ground troops by disrupting enemy radar and communications signals. It is one of the transmitter/antenna groups used on the Navy's tactical jamming system.

The initial LBT Producibility Program was awarded to BAE Systems in October 2004 for $4 million. The $10 million modification supplements a March 2005 follow-on contract of $17.1 million, bringing the total contract value to $31.1 million. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) is the contracting office responsible for procuring the LBTs.

"The contract modifications demonstrate the continued positive relationship between BAE Systems and the Navy," said Scott Wolf, BAE Systems program manager. "BAE Systems maintains a strong commitment to serving the warfighter and providing best value solutions to our customers."

BAE Systems in Lansdale is a leading supplier of communications/radar jamming and radar warning/ electronic support measures (ESM) products. The systems and subsystems are functioning on a wide variety of tactical aircraft.

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.

BAE Systems North America is one of America's foremost national security, aerospace and information systems companies. It is a leading provider of electronic and information-based systems and knowledge-based solutions that meet its customers' mission effectiveness and operational safety needs. BAE Systems North America employs more than 30,000 people at sites across the United States and the United Kingdom and generates more than $5 billion in annual sales. For more information, see www.iews.na.baesystems.com.

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