Sources: Compass Call Recapitalization in USAF Budget

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    EC-130H Compass Call

    WASHINGTON — The Air Force plans to request funding in its new budget to recapitalize the EC-130H Compass Call fleet by moving the electronics on the aging planes onto new business jet bodies, sources tell Defense News.

    The EC-130H is a key component of the Air Force’s electronic attack capability. The fleet went operational in 1983, and while there have been a number of upgrades to the electronic systems, the airframes themselves are becoming a concern.

    The rest of the article is here: http://www.defensenews.com/story/de...tion-usaf-bizjet-electronic-warfare/78851154/

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    When they said they were thinking about retiring the EC-130s last year, I was disappointed, especially when they just demonstrated cyber attack capabilities aboard them. It would have been a big blow to our EW capabilities if they took them from service without a replacement. Thankfully that isn't gonna happen!

    http://breakingdefense.com/2015/09/wireless-hacking-in-flight-air-force-demos-cyber-ec-130/
     
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