BAE Systems Inches Out In Public On Electronic Warfare

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Unread post31 Oct 2018, 20:04

Yes, competition is good even if they only get a price cut out of it. A fact I was not aware of ...

the F-35′s electronic-warfare system is so capable that it reportedly has been selected for use on the Air Force’s next-generation B-21 bomber, a strike aircraft that is designed to penetrate the most densely defended airspace in the world. So we know the system must work pretty darned well.
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Unread post31 Oct 2018, 20:18

SpudmanWP wrote:Sorry, but no.

His reasoning for not re-competing the ESM was weak. Given the source, my first thought was "Is BAE sponsoring him now"?

From the article quoted by Spaz above:
Like F-35 prime contractor Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems is a longtime contributor to my think tank and consulting client
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Unread post28 Nov 2018, 01:10

Commercial Advances Are Reshaping Electronic Warfare
27 Nov 2018 Graham Warwick

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"BAE Systems’ ASQ-239 digital offensive and defensive EW system on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter provides integrated all-aspect, broadband radar warning and geolocation, targeting support and radiofrequency and infrared countermeasures. According to Lockheed Martin, the system has “10 times the effective radiated power of any legacy fighter” for standoff and stand-in jamming and is designed to operate without interfering with the RWR or the Northrop Grumman APG-81 AESA radar that has electronic attack capabilities, including generating false targets, high-power jamming and network attack."

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Unread post28 Nov 2018, 01:22

Let them compete.
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