Lockheed Martin Awards BAE Systems Million Dollar Contract

Lockheed Martin Awards BAE Systems Million Dollar Contract. BAE Systems received a contract of more than USD 100 million from Lockheed Martin to support the maintenance and replacement of electronic warfare systems in the F-35 Lightning II fighter jet.

The company will manage the supply chain for the electronic warfare system and maintain regional warehouses with inventories of critical components available.

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Lockheed Martin Awards BAE Systems Million Dollar Contract, pic: F-35 Lightning II Inflight

BAE Systems manufactures the electronic warfare package for the Lockheed Martin F-35, called AN / ASQ-239 Barracuda.

The avionics and sensors of the system provide a 360-degree view of the aircraft's surroundings, detecting and geolocating electronic issuers to give pilots the option to evade, confront, counteract or block threats.

The F-35 sustainability contract will be based on performance-based logistics, which will include the repair and update of ASQ-239, BAE Systems said.

The company will support all the variants and customers of F-35 worldwide according to the contract.