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Australia requests ALE-70 RFCM for F-35

07th August 2017 - 10:30 by The Shephard News Team

Australia requests ALE-70 RFCM for F-35

The US State Department has made a determination approving a potential foreign military sale of ALE-70 Radio Frequency Countermeasures (RFCM) to Australia, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced on 3 August.

Under a package worth $108.7 million, Australia has requested 1,952 ALE-70(V)/T-1687A Electronic Towed Decoy Countermeasures, publications and technical documentation, technical assistance, contractor engineering, technical and logistics support services.

The equipment will enhance Australia’s F-35 survivability and ability to deter global threats, strengthen its homeland defence and cooperate in coalition defence initiatives.

If the deal goes ahead, BAE Systems will be the prime contractor.

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