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BAE Systems to sustain F-35 EW systems

23rd May 2018 - 09:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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BAE Systems has received a five-year contract from Lockheed Martin to sustain critical electronic warfare (EW) systems on the F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft.

The contract will see BAE Systems manage the supply chain and establish the infrastructure necessary to ensure the systems are mission capable  and available to soldiers.

The AN/ASQ-239 EW suite protects the F-35 aircraft with advanced technology for critical missions. Its advanced avionics and sensors provide a real-time, 360° view of the battlespace, helping to maximise detection ranges and provide the pilot with options to evade, engage, counter or jam threats.

The company will maintain regional warehouses with on-hand inventories of EW components to improve fill rates and reduce wait times.

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