BAE Receives $ 4M to Show New Wi-fi System for P-8A Poseidon

The Navy has awarded BAE a $ 4 million contract to conduct a rapid demonstration of a new radio frequency countermeasure system for the Poseidon P-8A aircraft. Photo courtesy BAE

Jan. 6 (UPI) – The Navy has awarded BAE Systems a $ 4 million contract to conduct a rapid demonstration of a new high frequency countermeasure system for the Poseidon P-8A aircraft.

According to BAE, the RFCM system is a lightweight, high-performance system that gives the Poseidon a new self-protection function.

“The ability to meet this unprecedented response time underscores our agility, our focus on meeting customer needs and our ultimate goal of protecting our warfighters,” said Don Davidson, director of the Advanced Compact Electronic Warfare Solutions product line at BAE. “A process that used to take 18 to 24 months has been scaled to five or six months. This is remarkable, as is the provision of this new self-protection feature.”

BAE plans to design, build, integrate and ship the RFCM system in about five months.

The RFCM system consists of a small form factor jammer, a high power amplifier and the AN / ALE-55 fiber-optic towed decoy.

Boeing’s P-8A Poseidon is a modified version of the company’s 737-800ERX developed for the U.S. Navy and used by the Indian Navy, the Royal Australian Air Force, the British Royal Air Force.

The Navy received its 100th Poseidon in May.

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