BAE SYSTEMS Delivers Initial F-35 JSF Electronic Warfare System.NASHUA, N.H. -- BAE Systems BAE Systems
British manufacturer of aircraft, missiles, avionics, naval vessels, and other aerospace and defense products. BAE Systems was formed (1999) from the merger of British Aerospace (BAe) with Marconi Electronic Systems. has delivered the first electronic warfare system for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program The Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) became synonymous with the later F-35 Lightning II, however until 2001 the term was applied to the competition between the Boeing X-32 and Lockheed Martin X-35. to Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth, Texas Fort Worth is the fifth-largest city in the state of Texas, 18th-largest city in the United States, and voted one of "America’s Most Livable Communities. .
The EW suite, provided by BAE Systems in Nashua, N.H., and delivered April 28, will serve as one of the key sensor systems for F-35 pilots, enhancing their situational awareness and self-protection through next generation threat identification, monitoring, analysis and countermeasures.
The two major assemblies that were delivered make up the heart of the fighter's EW system, and will be used by Lockheed Martin in integration tests at its Fort Worth facility. "The entire system including apertures weighs less than 190 pounds, making it one of the lightest, most capable digital receiver-based systems in the world," said Dan Gobel, vice president of BAE Systems' Joint Strike Fighter EW program.
Gobel said integrating the EW hardware and software involved more than 10,000 discrete steps and noted, "Every major milestone has been met and the system tested extremely well, both in the lab and in flight test."
The first 20 flight-ready versions of the JSF (JavaServerFaces) A standard framework of components for building rich user interfaces for Java applications. JavaServer Faces run on the server, but are displayed on the client.
JSF - JavaServer Faces EW system are currently in the build-up and test cycles at BAE Systems. The first of these systems are scheduled to be delivered to Lockheed Martin in early 2007.
The delivered system, composed of electronic support measures and countermeasures hardware, is one of four already built by BAE Systems. Future blocks of software will follow in a "spiral development" fashion, providing increased capability as the Joint Strike Fighter progresses toward initial operational capability The first attainment of the capability to employ effectively a weapon, item of equipment, or system of approved specific characteristics that is manned or operated by an adequately trained, equipped, and supported military unit or force. Also called IOC. .
BAE Systems is responsible for the F-35's electronic warfare systems suite and also is providing advanced affordable low-observable apertures and advanced countermeasure systems. BAE Systems facilities in the United States and United Kingdom are responsible for key areas of the airframe, vehicle and weapons systems, including the fuel system, crew escape, and life support system. The aft fuselage and empennage empennage: see airplane. (tails and fins) for each F-35 are being designed, engineered and built at BAE Systems' Samlesbury, U.K. site.
The company also has significant work share in autonomic logistics, primarily on the support system side, and is involved in the Integrated Test Force, including the systems flight test and mission systems. Additionally, the company is supplying the vehicle management computer, the communication, navigation and identification modules, the active inceptor in·cept
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BAE Systems is the premier trans-Atlantic defense and aerospace company, delivering a full range of products and services for air, land, and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, information technology solutions, and customer support services support services Psychology Non-health care-related ancillary services–eg, transportation, financial aid, support groups, homemaker services, respite services, and other services . BAE Systems, with more than 100,000 employees worldwide, had 2005 sales that exceeded $28 billion.