The US Navy has contracted with BAE Systems to produce additional low-band transmitter-antenna groups for the Navy’s EA-6B Prowler electronic countermeasures aircraft.
Under the $24.3 million contract with the Naval Air Systems Command, the company will provide 13 transmitter-antenna groups, each consisting of a radar and communications jammer.
According to a statement, the BAE Systems equipment protects strike aircraft, ships, and ground troops by disrupting enemy radar and communications signals.
The contract follows a $4 million program awarded in October 2004 and previous production orders. Including this most recent order, the Navy has called for BAE Systems to produce 30 transmitter-antenna ship sets worth about $55 million.
The low-band transmitters will be manufactured at BAE Systems’