DRS Technologies Inc. was awarded a $12 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the production and delivery of up to 180 Joint Tactical Terminal-Receivers (JTT-R) for U.S. Navy and Australian EA-18G aircraft, the company said on Jan. 22.

The contract is to include PTT-R production engineering, test set racks, fixtures, and tooling.

JTT-R is an ultra-high-frequency receiver that provides near real-time, over the horizon threat data for situation awareness and assessment, the company said. It also provides data for threat avoidance, targeting, mission planning, and communications.

DRS has developed the JTT-R since 2009 for the U.S. Navy’s E/A-18G “Growler” as a replacement for the Multi-mission Advanced Tactical Terminal, a system nearing the end of its operating life due to the transition to the common interactive broadcast waveform.

The Navy’s EA-18G Growler is a variant of the F/A018F Super Hornet Block II that conducts Airborne Electronic Attack (AEA) missions.

“We are proud to provide this key intelligence capability to the U.S. and Australian EA-18G fleets,” Sally Wallace, president of the DRS Technologies C4ISR business group, said in a statement. 

“Its critical threat, targeting and mission planning data provides improved communications for delivering a distinct advantage to U.S. Navy and Australian “Growler” aviators flying the most advanced naval airborne electronic attack platform in the world.”

DRS Technologies is a subsidiary of Finmeccanica.