BAE Systems to provide Air Force, Marines with radar warning receivers

YONKERS, N.Y., 26 March 2007. BAE Systems has received a $37 million production contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide 41 AN/ALR-56M radar warning receiver systems. The systems will be used aboard new C-130J aircraft for the Air Force and U.S. Marine Corps.

YONKERS, N.Y., 26 March 2007.BAE Systems has received a $37 million production contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide 41 AN/ALR-56M radar warning receiver systems. The systems will be used aboard new C-130J aircraft for the Air Force and U.S. Marine Corps.

"This is good news for our military," says Larry Deese, Air Force program manager for the ALR-56M. "The spirit of cooperation and coordination among the Marines, Air Force, and BAE Systems was terrific. By combining requirements, we were able to take advantage of major cost savings, and provide the best defense for our warfighters."

The AN/ALR-56M detects a broad range of incoming radar signals and identifies and characterizes their origin as friend or foe. It alerts the pilot when it detects threats to the aircraft.

BAE Systems has produced more than 1,200 ALR-56M radar warning receivers for U.S. and several international customers since the original production award in 1988. The ALR-56M is used on multiple aircraft, including the F-16 and several models of the C-130 used by Italy, Canada, and the United Kingdom, as well as the U.K.'s Replacement Maritime Patrol Aircraft.

Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Georgia, is the contracting agency. All production, test, and delivery work will take place at BAE Systems' Greenlawn, N.Y., facility. The production contract will run through 2009.

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