Socom AC/MC-130Js To Use Harris AESAs For EW

Harris to supply active electronically scanned array (AESA) to BAE Systems for the radio-frequency countermeasures (RFCM) system it is providing for U.S. Air Force special-operations Lockheed Martin AC-130J gunship and MC-130J tanker/transports.

This is one of the first acknowledged uses of AESA phased-array technology in an electronic-warfare (EW) system. AESAs form and steer beams electronically and can provide more agile and precise jamming with higher transmit power than traditional …


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