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US Special Operations Command To Get Planes With Radio Frequency Countermeasure Systems

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US Special Operations Command To Get Planes With Radio Frequency Countermeasure Systems

The MC-130J Commando II

The US Department of Defense announced on Wednesday that Sierra Nevada Corp has been awarded $700 million for the development and procurement of Radio Frequency Countermeasure (RFCM) systems to be integrated onto AC/MC-130J aircraft operated by the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM).

The RFCM systems will be integrated onto AC-130J Ghostrider and MC-130J Commando II aircraft operated by the Air Force Special Operations Command to protect aircrews from air- and land-based enemy radar and missile systems. The contract includes provisions covering RFCM system engineering services, logistics support and spare parts.

The RFCM system is a platform-level system which operates with fully integrated situational awareness, precision geo-location, and radio frequency countermeasure capabilities. LINK

The AC-130J Ghostrider is the heavily armed, long-endurance gunship variant of Lockheed C-130J Super Hercules tactical airlifter. The aircraft is the fourth generation of the aircraft replacing the aging fleet of AC-130U/W gunships. It is armed with the Precision Strike Package (PSP) which includes 30mm and 105mm cannons and Standoff Precision Guided Munitions (the GBU-39 Small Diameter Bomb (SDB) and AGM-176 Griffin missile).

The MC-130J Commando II multi-mission combat transport/special operations tanker has been developed to replace the aging special operations forces (SOF) fleet of 37 MC-130E Combat Talon I and MC-130P Combat Shadow tankers. It flies clandestine, or low visibility, low-level air refuelling missions for special operations helicopters and tilt-rotor aircraft, and missions in support of infiltration, exfiltration, and resupply operations for special operations forces (SOF) by airdrop or landing after intruding into politically sensitive or hostile territories. LINK

According to SNC, the contractor will incorporate Northrop Grumman’s RFCM system on aircraft to provide threat detection, precision, geo-location and active countermeasure capabilities to improve aircraft survivability, and draw on its expertise in electromagnetic and aerodynamic modelling to maximize the system’s performance.

“We are excited to expand our solutions for SOF warfighters,” said Bob Horky, senior vice president for Sierra Nevada Corp’s ISR, Aviation and Security business area. “The aircraft they operate need the protection RFCM provides.” LINK

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) is a privately held company based in Nevada in the United States which specializes in electronic systems and systems integration related to microsatellites, telemedicine, and commercial orbital transportation services. The company has contracts with the United States Armed Forces, NASA and private spaceflight companies, which are managed though installations at 34 locations in the US, England, Germany and Turkey.

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  • © Proud 2b Greek

    Happy 4th to all my american friends.

    • Lone Ranger

      Resistance is Victory.

  • AM Hants

    How long will that take as the world moves on.

  • Assad must stay

    a way around this will be found im sure

    • Lone Ranger

      It’s called S-300, S-400 and S-500.

      • Tommy Jensen

        Then we will throw Agent Orange, Phosphor Bombs and Black Death Bacterias and Corona Virus around.
        The S-400 cant do anything on that.

        • Lone Ranger

          Don’t forget to drop some pop tarts, peanut butter and some chewing gum either ;)

        • AM Hants

          Didn’t work in the 60s, over in Vietnam. However, note the US is seriously trying hard to use as many CWs as poss

      • Assad must stay

        nice!

      • AM Hants

        For starters. Followed by S-600 and the rest in various stages of build. How far will they go?

        • Lone Ranger

          What do you mean how far?
          You mean range?

          • AM Hants

            No, meant future generations of the S missile defence system. Have no idea which future generations are in various stages of design and build. Hope a lot more than we are aware of.

          • Lone Ranger

            S-500 is already in limited service, mass production starts this year.
            S-600 is in the works.
            But the S-600 will be primarily used against objects in low Earth orbit.

          • AM Hants

            Brilliant. Are they working on the S-700?

          • Lone Ranger

            If they do there is no public info about it.

          • AM Hants

            The way it should be.

          • Lone Ranger

            ;)

  • Brian Michael Bo Pedersen

    So they will be able to jam any/most used RF frequency?
    I look forward to watch the ordinary sheeple when their “smart”phone looses connection and their wifi goes down; If COVID-19 plandemic could lock the world down, then you having seen anything yet.

    And remember that RF and EMF messes with anything living: Sudden explosion of headaches and vomiting ie COVID-19/20 symptoms when ever they switch on that baby.

  • Lone Ranger

    The only country they would use this against is either Syria or Iran, probably Iran.
    Also that Sierra Nevada Corp sounds awfully like a cover corp for a CIA black ops…

  • Tommy Jensen

    Exactly what I have recommended.

    America should be able to allocate 5000 Special Operation Command Forces at any spot and in any country, and be able to take over that country in only 2 weeks because of the terrorists.

    Therefore our boys needs the latest, the best, the most modern Space generation future stealth first class equipment that money can buy. We can do it!!

    • AM Hants

      How long have you been in Afghanistan?

      • Vitex

        Tommy J is on another planet, let alone another country.

  • AM Hants

    Off topic, but, does anybody know why Belingcat are contacting alternative media sites, offering between £500 – £1000, for staff to tweet about Russian interference in the 2020 US Presidential elections?

    Article over on Stalker Zone, explains it all.

  • Vitex

    And they’ll be so expensive that they’ll never fly.