YONKERS, N.Y. --- BAE Systems has received a $37 million production contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide 41 AN/ALR-56M radar warning receiver systems. The systems will be used aboard new C-130J aircraft for the Air Force and U.S. Marine Corps.
"This is a good news story for our military," said Larry Deese, Air Force program manager for the ALR-56M. "The spirit of cooperation and coordination among the Marines, Air Force, and BAE Systems was terrific. By combining requirements, we were able to take advantage of major cost savings, and provide the best defense for our warfighters."
The AN/ALR-56M detects a broad range of incoming radar signals and identifies and characterizes their origin as friend or foe. It alerts the pilot when it detects threats to the aircraft.
BAE Systems has produced more than 1,200 ALR-56M radar warning receivers for U.S. and several international customers since the original production award in 1988. The ALR-56M is used on multiple aircraft, including the F-16 and several models of the C-130 used by Italy, Canada, and the United Kingdom, as well as the U.K.'s Replacement Maritime Patrol Aircraft.
"This award is a testament to the confidence the Air Force and Marine Corps have demonstrated in our radar warning technology and the strong partnership between BAE Systems and Warner Robins," said Ken Bond, BAE Systems radar warning receiver program manager.
Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Georgia, is the contracting agency. All production, test, and delivery work will take place at BAE Systems' Greenlawn, New York, facility. The production contract will run through 2009.
BAE Systems is a global defense and aerospace company, delivering a full range of products and services for air, land, and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, information technology solutions, and customer support services. BAE Systems, with 88,000 employees worldwide, had 2006 sales that exceeded $25 billion.
BAE Systems to Provide Air Force, Marines with Radar Warning Receivers