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BAE Systems to keep F-22 fleet EW capabilities ‘mission ready’

BAE Systems has secured a five-year contract from F-22 prime contractor Lockheed Martin to conduct sustainment works for the AN/ALR-94 advanced digital electronic warfare (EW) system for the US Air Force’s F-22 Raptor fleet.

BAE Systems has secured a five-year contract from F-22 prime contractor Lockheed Martin to conduct sustainment works for the AN/ALR-94 advanced digital electronic warfare (EW) system for the US Air Force’s F-22 Raptor fleet.

As part of the contract, BAE will continue to manage EW system repairs and upgrades, supplier logistics, test equipment maintenance, and provide depot-level spares and engineering support to maintain F-22 EW readiness and relevancy for today’s air dominance mission.

BAE Systems is the original manufacturer of the AN/ALR-94 advanced digital EW system and has provided life cycle management of the system since the program’s inception.

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In collaboration with Lockheed Martin and the US Air Force, BAE Systems delivers innovative, cost-effective EW mission system support, enabling the F-22 warfighter to execute critical missions in contested airspace.

Dan Harrington, director of F-22 Programs at BAE Systems, welcomed the announcement, saying, “At BAE Systems, we are committed to delivering mission-critical capability to the warfighter when they need it most.”

BAE Systems’ proactive sustainment practices have consistently delivered high readiness rates and reduced life cycle costs. Recent investments in a new state-of-the-art F-22 repair facility in Merrimack, New Hampshire, demonstrate the company’s commitment to agile, cost-effective sustainment support.

“We’re investing in sustainment excellence to keep Raptors and other platforms ready to engage modern threats and outpace our adversaries,” Harrington added.

The F-22 Raptor projects fifth-generation air dominance with a unique combination of long-range situational awareness, low observability, speed, agility, and lethality.

The high-performance AN/ALR-94 system protects the Raptor with integrated radar warning, targeting support, and countermeasures – providing enhanced situational awareness and self-protection.

The system helps pilots identify, monitor, analyse, and rapidly respond to potential threats, and enables mission success in signal-dense and contested environments.

BAE Systems’ AN/ALR-94 digital electronic warfare system geolocates potential threats by detecting adversary radars at significant ranges, allowing the F-22 Raptor to limit its own radar emissions, enabling it to better conceal its location when operating in hostile territory.

The world-class functionality of the AN/ALR-94 EW suite provides advanced self-protection to detect and defeat surface and airborne threats with cutting-edge offensive and defensive technologies that combine robust situational awareness, precision targeting support, and robust threat countermeasures – all to advance mission capabilities and maximise mission survival.

BAE Systems is a world leader in electronic warfare, with more than 60 years of EW experience and more than 12,000 fielded tactical EW systems. Its skilled workforce has deep mission and product knowledge and its advanced technology dominates electromagnetic spectrum warfare.

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