BAE Systems Continues Nulka Decoy System for Australia and Allies

by: Matthew Potter
June 24, 2010

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BAE Systems (BA:LSE) along with the Australian Defense Science and Technology Organization makes the Nulka anti-missile system for use on ships. This consists of a rocket carrying an electronic warfare payload launched from the deck to decoy cruise missiles. The system has been in production for several years and is in service on several different nation’s naval vessels.

The team which includes Lockheed Martin (LMT) for the EW package and Aeroject (GY) for the motor was awarded an extension to their current production contract worth over $40 million (Australian).

The system will be installed on new Australian warships currently under construction as well as on those used by Allies. The system has brought in over $800 million worth of foreign sales for Australia and its defense establishment. This makes it one of their most successful programs.

Photo from Royal Australian Navy via mashleymorgan flickr photostream.

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