Lockheed Martin has awarded BAE Systems a contract to produce and deliver additional electronic warfare (EW) systems for Lot 15, Lot 16 long lead, sustainment spares and retro fit kits for the 5th Generation F-35 Lightning II, BAE Systems reported on Monday.
“Our goal is to deliver capabilities that provide warfighters with a distinct advantage on the battlefield,” said Deborah Norton, vice president of F-35 Solutions at BAE Systems. “This contract underscores our partnership with Lockheed Martin and our collective commitment to deliver affordable, sustainable, and world-class electronic warfare systems to combat evolving threats.”
Under the contract, BAE Systems will provide advanced situational awareness and threat response capabilities that support critical missions in contested airspace. The contract has followed BAE Systems’ production and delivery of more than 500 EW systems for the F-35 as a key system partner, matching Lockheed Martin’s airframe production.
BAE Systems will support all stages of the product’s lifecycle, from development and production to sustainment. The company will continue to design and develop new capabilities to enhance the system’s offensive and defensive capabilities, as well as maintain its readiness for warfighters under a performance-based logistics sustainability contract.
BAE Systems has strategically invested in state-of-the-art manufacturing, workforce development and supply chain excellence to ensure that advanced systems are delivered.
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