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Northrop Grumman to support SNC in upgrading USSOCOM AC/MC-130J fleet

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Northrop Grumman Corporation has been selected to provide the prime mission equipment for the Sierra Nevada Corporation-led AC/MC-130J radio frequency countermeasure (RFCM) program.

Earlier this year, Sierra Nevada Corp. received a $700 million contract to develop and deliver radio frequency countermeasure (RFCM) systems for the AC-130J Ghostrider and MC-130J Commando II aircraft operated by the US Air Force Special Operations Command.

Northrop Grumman’s RFCM system utilizes the latest in antenna, amplifier and electronics technology. This technology provides situational awareness and better enables aircraft survivability in operationally relevant environments.

“With the radio frequency threat growing, modern electromagnetic spectrum protection for AC/MC-130J operators worldwide is essential,” said Jim Conroy, vice president, navigation, targeting and survivability, Northrop Grumman. “Our product line approach to the RFCM program is mature and in use throughout our electronic warfare systems.”

The systems that will be integrated will help protect aircrews from air- and land-based enemy radar and missile systems.

The modular, open systems approach to the suite is designed to provide radar warning, threat identification and countermeasure capabilities today, while allowing for the flexibility to adapt to future threats.