Lockheed Martin has awarded an US $15M firm-fixed price contract to Terma North America to provide the ALQ-213A Defensive Aids Controller (DAC) and Range-Less Electronic Warfare Training (REWT) for the USAF HC-130J.
The program allows integration of the Defensive System Suite to the HC-130J and provides the aircrew with the capability to perform realistic EW training while flying their mission. This provides a more flexible, cost-effective EW training compared to training on EW ranges.
Terma has been providing EW Embedded Training systems for various military aircraft over the past 15 years. REWT is latest version of advanced realistic EW training systems from Terma.
Further, the ALQ-213A based integration will provide the aircrew enhanced control of the HC-130J defensive systems and provisions that allow the addition of future systems to the Defensive Systems Suite.
Lockheed Martin will be the prime contractor and will certify the Defensive Systems Suite capability on the HC-130J.
“This program will provide the warfighters with capabilities that have long been sought after.,” said Lars Tolstrup, Business Development Director, Terma. “The company leverages legacy products to ensure the safe return of aircrew everywhere, so it’s important that Terma deliver to the mutual mission of protecting those who use our products. It’s important to focus on the overarching goal – to keep our warfighters out of harm’s way, even when they fly into a potentially hostile environment.”
Terma North America has provided the ALQ-213A DAC in the past for several international C-130J aircraft, where special defensive systems integration was required, under contracts with Lockheed Martin in Marietta. The company’s primary focuses are providing advanced System Level Capabilities, hardware, integration, and sustainment to protect the warfighter.
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