The $23 million award enlists BAE Systems to develop, qualify and test new computers. The company will also integrate existing software and manufacture kits for final installation.
The new mission computers will replace the current versions on about 20 MC-130H variants and 17 AC-130U variants used by Special Operations Forces.
“This win further strengthens our position in the market for developing and upgrading aircraft mission computers, ” said Gordon Eldridge, vice president and general manager of aerospace solutions at BAE Systems’ support solutions business. “We continue to expand on our support to the C-130 community.”