Crane Aerospace & Electronics, Crane Electronics Inc., Power Solutions, was awarded by the US Department of Defense (DoD), a $14.2 M contract for production of the Keltec Band 9/10 Transmitter high-voltage power modules for the AN/ALQ-99 tactical jamming system. Under the contract, Power Solutions will work closely with the Navy Airborne Electronic Attack Systems Division in support of the ALQ-99 Pod. These high-voltage modules are designed to drive multiple traveling wave tubes for jamming oncoming missile threats. The production is scheduled to begin January 2011 in Fort Walton Beach, FL, and is expected to be completed by June 2013.
Ed Fuhr, Vice President of Power Solutions for Crane Aerospace and Electronics, stated, “We are pleased to have been selected and are confident that with our clear focus on electronic warfare and radar systems, we can achieve the necessary results to sustain this platform.”
The AN/ALQ-99 Tactical Jamming System is the core system for the US Air Force and Navy Electronics Warfare (EW) aircraft capability. The primary mission of the ALQ-99 Pod carried by US Navy EA-6B Prowler and EA-18G Growler is to provide jamming support of strike/assault forces.