BAE, Navy welcome defense performance award
BAE Systems and the U.S. Navy received the 2009 Secretary of Defense Performance-Based Logistics Award. The team won for its work on the AN/ALQ-126B electronic countermeasures subsystem, used on more than 700 Navy and U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 A-D and AV-8B aircraft. The AN/ALQ-126B was the first multimode, power-managed, reprogrammable defensive electronic countermeasures system used by the Navy and Marine Corps. It provides radio frequency jamming of pulse-mode radar-guided threats to the F/A-18A-D and AV-8B and is the only electronic countermeasures system for those aircraft, the company said.