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ADELAIDE, Australia – BAE Systems has been awarded a contract from The Boeing Company for In-Service Support (ISS) of the Electronic Warfare (EW) system on the Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning & Control aircraft.

The AUD $40 million order covers maintenance, engineering and supply support services and builds on an earlier AUD $22 million contract for long-lead spares and support infrastructure.

Director Land and Integrated Systems Kim Scott said “The In-Service Support contract award represents a significant milestone in our journey on the Wedgetail project and builds on BAE Systems’ experience as Australia’s predominant supplier of integrated EW systems.”

EW is recognised by the Commonwealth as a Priority Industry Capability (PIC), that would significantly erode defence self-reliance if not available in country. This contract helps support the EW PIC by providing ongoing work for a team of 25 specialist engineering, technical trades, and supplier management staff in Australia.  

The Wedgetail EW system, comprising integrated Electronic Support Measures (ESM) and EW Self-Protection (EWSP) subsystems, developed by BAE Systems Australia over the past decade,  is recognised for its exceptional capabilities.

For further information contact:
Kaija Balodis, BAE Systems Australia
Tel: +61 (0) 8 8480 7002 Mob: +61 (0) 431 658 897

John Neilson, BAE Systems
Tel: +44 (0) 1252 384795   

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