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BAE Systems to Upgrade Air Force’s EA-37B’s Electronic Warfare Capabilities

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BAE Systems to Upgrade Air Force’s EA-37B’s Electronic Warfare Capabilities

BAE Systems is collaborating with the U.S. Air Force to upgrade its fleet of EA-37B aircraft

On Tuesday, the aerospace company announced that it will supply the service branch with next-generation Baseline 4 mission systems to be fitted on the EA-37Bs. The systems will enable the service to have long-range electromagnetic attack capabilities capable of disrupting or suppressing the enemy’s electromagnetic spectrum for air defense, communications and navigation.

The EA-37B replaces the EC-130H Compass Call, a tactical airborne electromagnetic attack weapon system capable of denying, degrading and disrupting adversary command, control, communications, radars and navigation systems, restricting an adversary’s capability to coordinate on the battlefield, BAE Systems said.

BAE Systems is not new in helping military branches upgrade their assets. In December 2022, it secured a $294.7 million contract from the U.S. Navy to maintain and modernize the USS Kearsarge assault ship. Under the deal, the defense contractor will deliver expansive hull, tank and mechanical work and rehabilitate all crew and embarked Marine living compartments on the vessel.

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