• An F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft lands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Persian Gulf, December 2, 2017. The Navy just tapped BAE Systems to produce integrated defensive electronic countermeasures for the F/A-18E-F aircraft platform. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Rachael Treon.
     An F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft lands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Persian Gulf, December 2, 2017. The Navy just tapped BAE Systems to produce integrated defensive electronic countermeasures for the F/A-18E-F aircraft platform. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Rachael Treon.

BAE Supplying Naval F/A-18 Aircraft with Electronic Countermeasures

December 6, 2017

BAE Systems, Electronics, Intelligence and Support/Electronic Solutions, Nashua, New Hampshire, is being awarded $22,998,773 for modification P00005 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-16-C-0020) to exercise an option for full-rate production Lot VIII for the procurement of 310 Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasures AN/ALE-55 fiber optic towed decoys and associated logistics and engineering technical support in support of the F/A-18E/F aircraft platform. In addition, the option includes tasks required to support logistics and engineering efforts for the AN/ALE-55 to include field support, failure analysis, investigations, and corrective actions recommendations. Work will be performed in Nashua, New Hampshire (30 percent); Chelmsford Essex, United Kingdom (22 percent); Rochester, New York (9 percent); Fremont, California (6 percent); San Diego, California (4 percent); Landenburg, Pennsylvania (2 percent); Toledo, Ohio (1 percent); Hopkinton, Massachusetts (1 percent); and various locations within the continental U.S. (25 percent). The work is expected to be completed in November 2019. Fiscal year 2016 and 2018 procurement ammunition (Navy, Marine Corps) funds in the amount of $22,998,773 will be obligated at time of award, $504,203 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.