Northrop Grumman Continues to Update B-52 Electronic Warfare Systems
"Many of our current B-52 EW systems are at least 30 years old, expensive to maintain and lack capabilities much needed by our warfighters. We are excited about the vastly improved protection and reliability offered by the new systems while common hardware and software makes them affordable," said Sandra Hunt, Program Manager, Warner Robins Air Logistics Center.
"These modern, digital technologies include the very latest processors, microwave converters, technique generators and digital radio frequency memories, in a modular and scalable software and hardware architecture," said Mark Kula, vice president, Radio Frequency Combat & Information Systems for Northrop Grumman's Aerospace Systems Division.
Northrop Grumman is also under separate contracts to insert those same components into U.S. Air Force AN/ALQ-131 and AN/ALQ-135 systems, spreading these commonality benefits from the JSF and B-52 across the F-16, A-10 and F-15 fleets.