Northrop Grumman has secured a $124.7m contract to produce radar warning receiver and electronic warfare management systems for the US Army and Navy.
The contract for AN/APR-39D(V)2 follows the successful completion of engineering and manufacturing development activities.
The small, lightweight digital radar warning receiver and electronic warfare management system also passed a series of tests conducted to validate the system’s readiness for production and the demands of combat operations.
Using high-performance digital receiver technology and improved signal processing, the system can provide 360° coverage to detect and identify radio frequency threats to an aircraft.
Northrop Grumman Mission Systems land and avionics C4ISR division vice-president Robert Fleming said: “With the AN/APR-39D(V)2, we are bringing mature, fifth-generation digital technology to the rotary fleet.
“With its growth path to additional capabilities, including radio frequency countermeasures and advanced self-protection, the AN/APR-39D(V)2 will help warfighters stay ahead of emerging threats.”
The APR-39D(V)2 can display data from multiple onboard sensors and automatically initiate countermeasures to protect aircrews by providing critical situational awareness, Northrop stated.
It has updated features for comprehensive aircraft survivability in the modern combat environment, Northrop stated.
The digital receiver technology has been designed to have the ability to rapidly respond to new threats.
Northrop Grumman said that its digital receiver technology is in production for multiple systems, including AN/ALQ-131 and F-35.