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U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon aircraft

BAE Secures $95M Navy P-8A Electronic Warfare Pod Integration Contract

BAE Systems has secured a $95 million contract to equip the U.S. Navy’s P-8A Poseidon multi-mission maritime aircraft with electronic warfare advanced countermeasure pods to protect against missile threats.

The pods will provide the maritime patrol plane with early threat detection and countermeasures to detect and counter incoming threats and operate in contested environments, BAE said Wednesday.

The engineering and manufacturing development contract was awarded after the completion of the airworthiness and effectiveness testing of the EW pods.

BAE designed, built and tested a demonstration pod under a rapid-response contract awarded in 2021.

The P-8A pod’s open architecture design allows for compatibility with future threat detection, decoy countermeasure capabilities and third-party EW techniques.

BAE develops the pods and their components at its facility in Nashua, New Hampshire, and Austin, Texas.

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