Modernisation of the NATO Deployable Air Command and Control Component (DACCC) will be completed by 2023.
USAF, USN and Australia to receive counter-MANPADS components
Northrop Grumman is providing an array of aircraft-mounted counter-MANPADS hardware to the USAF and USN, in addition to systems engineering technical support, analysis and studies.
Among the equipment to be provided to the USN are 228 advanced threat warning (ATW) sensors; 54 IR missile warning sensors (IRMWSs); and 101 laser transmitter assemblies (LTAs) for the Guardian directional IR countermeasures system (pictured).
The USAF is receiving 65 ATW sensors and six Guardian LTAs, plus sundry other equipment.
The $115.5 million contract modification from Naval Air Systems Command also includes two GLTAs and 12 IRMWSs for the government of Australia.
Work is expected to be completed in June 2023.
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The Moving Target Recognition programme ultimately aims to develop automatic algorithms that would enable synthetic aperture radars to detect mobile ground targets.
The partial acquisition of GEM elettronica — with the option to take full control — should see Leonardo expand its position in the naval sensor market.
AEC will install the A31U18240-3 and A31U18240-4 ESTS configuration for Saudi F-15 aircraft.
Elbit Systems of America will provide more equipment to meet the USMC Squad Binocular Night Vision Goggle requirement.
Performance-based logistics contract for Telephonics covers support for radar and communication systems on USN MH-60R and MH-60S helicopters.