BAE Systems Releases Advanced Electronic Warfare Technology

By CIOReview | Tuesday, January 5, 2016
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NASHUA, NH: BAE Systems, a defense, aerospace and security company, announces the release of Radio Frequency Countermeasure (RFCM) system, which will be deployed by the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). This system is a new electronic warfare system for MC-130J Commando II, shown here, and the AC-130J Ghostrider aircraft.

The RFCM system upgrades system survivability of the fleet of C-130J aircraft and also provides the capability to detect, identify, locate, deny degrade, disrupt, and defeat airborne threats in the signal dense environments. This advanced system supports the varied and critical missions of Special Operational Forces (SOF) including refueling of vertical lift aircraft; low-level resupply of special operations teams; armed over-watch; infiltration and exfiltration missions; precision identification or targeting of hostile forces and collection of non-traditional signals of interest.

The RFCM is adaptable, reprogrammable and can be processed to accommodate the changing threat environment. This is also focuses on aircraft self protection by providing  additional threat awareness functions for battlespace, such as electronic surveillance measures (ESM) and radar warning receiver (RWR).

The new electronic warfare system plays a significant role in military aircrafts and other military hardware by ensuring proven mission support system and product development.

“Our all-digital RFCM system will ensure the mission-critical C-130J fleet remains capable and protected in the harshest environments.”, says Brian Walters, vice president and general manager of Electronic Combat Solutions at BAE Systems.