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Lockheed Martin obtains ASQ-239 integration contract for F-35

23rd November 2021 - 09:02 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II. (Photo: USAF/Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan)

Lockheed Martin will provide system integration services for ASQ-239 EW countermeasure hardware.

Lockheed Martin has obtained a $584 million cost-plus-incentive-fee modification contract from Naval Air Systems Command.

The modification aims to add scope to provide system integration engineering for the development of new ASQ-239 EW countermeasure hardware in support of the F-35 aircraft for the USAF, USMC, USN and non-DoD users of the system.

The work is expected to be completed by April 2026. 

The AN/ASQ-239 (manufactured by BAE Systems) extends detection ranges and provides radar protection, as well as providing the F-35 pilot with evasion, engagement, countermeasure and jamming options. 

BAE Systems has been the EW supplier for the F-35 programme since 2005.

The image for this story was amended on 23 November 2021.

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