To meet new mission requirements and combat advanced threats, BAE Systems will re-host the EC-130H’s mission equipment onto a higher performing aircraft, recently selected as the Gulfstream G550 Conformal Airborne Early Warning Aircraft (CAEW). The new platform, designated as the EC-37B, will support Compass Call capabilities that are required in multiple mission plans to support operation in anti-access/ area denial and irregular warfare environments. By integrating mature electronics onto a state-of-the-art aircraft, the total weapon system provides pilots and operators with the utmost confidence.
When the EC-37B enters service as a 21st century electronic attack platform, the combination of technology maturation and a new aircraft is projected to provide:
- A 50 percent reduction in weight
- A 50 percent reduction in operating costs
- Operation at higher altitude
- Execution at longer ranges
- Performance at faster speed
The Compass Call mission system delivers increased capability and flexibility within a new package, enabling the EC-37B to provide an essential edge for our warfighters well into the future.