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Lockheed Martin to integrate F-35 EW systems

10th July 2020 - 14:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Lockheed Martin has received a $56.1 million contract modification from the DoD for systems integration, engineering support and procurement of long-lead material for AN/ASQ-239 EW countermeasures used on the F-35 Lightining II aircraft.

Work is scheduled for completion by December 2020.

The modification is intended to help ensure that F-35 production capability remains on track to meet Lot 17 deliveries, the DoD announced on 9 July.

Lockheed Martin will continue Block 4 EW development ‘without creating a gap in engineering resources’ in support of the USAF, USN and non-DoD participants in the F-35 programme.

The AN/ASQ-239 is capable of pre-emptive and reactive electronic attack. It uses expendables such as chaff, as well as pre-loaded jamming algorithms, to counter specific RF threats.

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