US: DRS Technologies has won access to an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the production and delivery of up to 180 Joint Tactical Terminal-Receivers (JTT-R) for US Navy and Australian EA-18G aircraft. The contract is valued up to USD 12 million and will include JTT-R production engineering, test set racks, fixtures and tooling. The JTT-R is an ultra-high-frequency receiver that provides near real-time, over the horizon threat data for situational awareness and assessment, threat avoidance, targeting, mission planning and communications.
The contract combines purchases for the US Navy and the government of Australia, under the Foreign Military Sales programme. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, in Indiana is the contracting agency. The US Navy’s EA-18G ‘Growler’ is a variant of the combat-proven F/A-18F Super Hornet Block II that conducts Airborne Electronic Attack (AEA) missions.
“We are proud to provide this key intelligence capability to the US and Australian EA-18G fleets. Its critical threat, targeting and mission planning data provides improved communications for delivering a distinct advantage to US Navy and Australian ‘Growler’aviators flying the most advanced naval airborne electronic attack platform in the world,” Wallace added.