Northrop to Supply RF Countermeasure Tech for Air Force Special Ops Aircraft


Sierra Nevada Corp. has tapped Northrop Grumman to supply a radio frequency countermeasure technology for integration onto the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command's AC-130J gunship and MC-130J tanker aircraft.

Northrop designed its RFCM suite to help operators identify threats and detect radio emission from radars to protect aircraft, the company said Wednesday.

SNC leads the AC/MC-130J RFCM development and procurement program under a potential $700M contract Special Operations Command awarded earlier this month.

“With the radio frequency threat growing, modern electromagnetic spectrum protection for AC/MC-130J operators worldwide is essential,” said Jim Conroy, vice president of navigation, targeting and survivability at Northrop.

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