Teledyne to repair ALQ-99 TWTs to support US Navy’s EA-18G aircraft

19 November 2018 (Last Updated November 20th, 2018 12:50)

Advanced microwave technologies provider Teledyne Microwave Solutions (TMS) has received a new contract to support the US Navy’s EA-18G Growler electronic warfare aircraft.

Teledyne to repair ALQ-99 TWTs to support US Navy’s EA-18G aircraft
A US Navy EA-18G Growler aircraft in flight. Credit: Senior airman John Linzmeier.

Advanced microwave technologies provider Teledyne Microwave Solutions (TMS) has received a new contract to support the US Navy’s EA-18G Growler electronic warfare aircraft.

Valued at approximately $7.51m, the sole-source contract has been awarded by the navy’s Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support (NAVSUP) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Under the deal, the company will be responsible for repairing the Traveling Wave Tubes (TWTs) used on the ALQ-99 airborne electronic warfare system on the carrier-based EA-18G aircraft.

Work on the firm-fixed-price contract award will be carried out at the company’s 160,000ft² manufacturing facility in Rancho Cordova, California, US.

It is expected to complete the TWT repair project by November 2021.

“It is expected to complete the TWT repair project by November 2021.”

TMS is a business unit of the Teledyne Defense Electronics Group and its parent company, the US Industrial conglomerate Teledyne Technologies.

Since the 1970s, the company has been focused on designing and manufacturing advanced TWTs in support of the ALQ-99 system and its associated aircraft.

The company’s engineering innovations in TWT technology continue to be deployed in order to meet the strict requirements of the US Navy and other military purposes.

Designed to replace the US Navy’s EA-6B Prowler aircraft, the Boeing-built EA-18G Growler is an airborne electronic attack (AEA) aircraft that can either operate from an aircraft carrier or from land-bases.

The aircraft is equipped with 11 weapon stations for carrying electronic mission systems and weapons and can then be used to carry out conventional strike missions.