BAE Systems will provide additional electronic warfare mission systems to the US Air Force's EA-37B fleet

(To BAE Systems)

BAE Systems will provide advanced electromagnetic warfare (EW) mission systems for Air Force 7-10 of the Air Force's growing fleet of EA-37B aircraft. Mission systems Baselines 4 next-generation aircraft will provide powerful, long-range electromagnetic strike capabilities to neutralize and disable the electromagnetic spectrum for adversary communications, navigation and air defense.

“With its unique, cutting-edge EW capabilities, the EA-37B is a powerful asset to the U.S. and allied Air Forces”, said Duane Beaulieu, technical director of Compass Call at BAE Systems. “With the entry into service of the EA-37B fleet, the Air Force will be equipped with the technologies needed to dominate the electromagnetic spectrum.”

Compass Call It is the Department of Defense's only long-range, full-spectrum electronic warfare jamming platform. The fleet of 14 EC-130H aircraft Compass Call will be replaced with 10 modernized EA-37B aircraft. Thanks to modern EA-37B airframes, commanders will be able to maintain mission readiness and improve speed, altitude, endurance, as well as survivability.

BAE Systems has been supplying mission systems for decades Compass Call, continually evolving technology to address modern threats and redesigning the hardware for the cross-deck on the smaller EA-37B airframe. The first EA-37B aircraft was delivered to the United States Air Force last September; the platform is currently under development and operational testing.

The mission of Compass Call consists of countering the enemy's command and control capabilities, cyber structure, communications, combat systems and intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and targeting (C5ISRT). Future mission system modernization initiatives will improve operations to counter the C5ISRT, using software-defined radios and an open architecture that will allow new capabilities to be rapidly integrated to address new emerging threats.