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Lockheed Taps Northrop, BAE to Equip F-35 With Comms, Navigation, EW Systems

F-35 Aircraft

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract from Lockheed Martin to enable new functionality that supports the 5th Generation F-35 Lightning II multi-role fighter. BAE Systems is also part of the collaborative agreement. Northrop, Lockheed and BAE will equip the fighter jet with Northrop’s AN/ASQ-242 Integrated Communications, Navigation and Identification (ICNI) and BAE’s AN/ASQ-239 Electronic Warfare/Countermeasures (EW/CM) system to deliver optimal operational utility.

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Northrop Delivers 100th CNI System for F-35 Fighter; Mike Twyman Comments

Northrop Grumman has delivered the 100th communications, navigation and identification system for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II aircraft. The AN/ASQ-242 CNI system is based on Northrop’s software-defined radio technology for the fifth-generation fighter’s operations, including Multifunction Advanced Data Link and friend or foe identification, the company said Monday. Mike Twyman, Northrop …

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