Lockheed to supply helicopter systems

US Navy Foreign Military Sales has awarded Lockheed Martin a $59.4m contract to provide Canadian Radar Warning Receiver (RWR)/Electronic Support Measure (ESM) systems.

The systems will support of 28 Canadian Maritime Helicopter Project (MHP) aircraft and are designed for Canada’s new CH-148 Cyclone Maritime Helicopter.

The system passively detects, identifies and geo-locates ground-based and airborne radar transmitters that can threaten the aircraft and allied forces. The systems provided to Canada’s Department of National Defence will feature new functionality designed to meet specific Canadian Forces requirements.

The Canadian MHP RWR/ESM system is a derivative of the AN/ALQ-210 system, which has successfully completed operational testing with the US Navy and has been integrated onto the MH-60R multi-mission helicopter. The US Navy is expected to buy more than 250 MH-60R aircraft through 2015.