BAE Systems wins Wedgetail contract
BAE Systems has announced that it has been awarded a contract from Boeing for In-Service Support (ISS) of the Electronic Warfare (EW) system on the Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) aircraft. BAE Systems made the announcement in a 6 February 2012 company statement.
According to the company, the AUD $40 million order covers maintenance, engineering and supply support services and builds on an earlier AUD $22 million contract for long-lead spares and support infrastructure.
BAE Systems said that EW is recognised by the Commonwealth as a Priority Industry Capability (PIC), that would significantly erode defence self-reliance if not available in country. This contract helps support the EW PIC by providing ongoing work for a team of 25 specialist engineering, technical trades, and supplier management staff in Australia.
The Wedgetail EW system, comprising integrated Electronic Support Measures (ESM) and EW Self-Protection (EWSP) subsystems, developed by BAE Systems Australia over the past decade, is recognised for its exceptional capabilities.
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