US Navy awards USD 26.7m contract to BAE Systems for modifications on KC-130J aircraft

BAE Systems, Inc. has announced it was awarded a prime position on a USD 26.7 million task order by the US Navy to install, integrate and test the Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures system on KC-130J aircraft, the company said.

The task order includes install, integration, and testing on KC-130J aerial transport and refueling aircraft. The DoN LAIRCM advanced missile warning system improves aircraft capability and survivability by countering advanced infrared missile system threats.

The BAE Systems turnkey solution provides program management, inventory control, engineering support, installation, and system testing of the DoN LAIRCM upgrade. Aircraft maintenance and support activities will also be provided as required.

This is the second task order awarded to BAE Systems under the Prototyping and Limited Production indefinite delivery indefinite quantity contract.

BAE Systems´ Intelligence & Security sector has extensive experience in advanced aircraft engineering, fabrication, installation, modification, systems integration, and logistics support, and has performed more than 200 separate complex modification programs involving over 2,200 aircraft.