The U.S. Navy today awarded Lockheed Martin $585 million to develop new F-35 Electronic Warfare hardware.
“This modification adds scope to provide system integration engineering for the development of new ASQ-239 electronic warfare/counter measure hardware in support of the F-35 aircraft for the Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, and non-U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) participants,” the U.S. Department of Defense said in a statement.
Work is expected to be completed in April 2026.
Designed by BAE Systems, the AN/ASQ-239 electronic warfare suite helps the F-35 Lightning II detect and defeat ground-based and airborne threats while using electronic protection, support, and attack capabilities to advance its missions. Advanced avionics and sensors provide a real-time, 360º view of the battlespace, maximizing detection ranges and giving pilots evasion, engagement, countermeasure, and jamming options.