Northrup Grumman to Upgrade UK E-3D's

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Northrup Grumman to Upgrade UK E-3D's

Post by wildbill » Fri Nov 26, 2010 12:47 pm

Northrop Grumman Selected by UK Ministry of Defence for Mode S Upgrade to Identification Friend or Foe Systems on Sentry E-3D AWACS Aircraft

HERNDON, Va., Nov. 12, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to design, develop, integrate, test and support the Mode S upgrade to the Identification Friend or Foe Interrogator for the Sentry E-3D Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft based at RAF Waddington.

The IFF interrogator is a sophisticated airborne defense system that provides a long-range, rapid early warning and detection capability allowing discrimination between friendly and hostile forces. The Mode S system will enable the aircraft to be used in controlled airspace.

The contract modification for Mode S is valued at approximately $64 million over three years.

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