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    US defense contractor Northrop Grumman Systems has received a contract worth nearly $27 million to create testing and support programs for the P-8A Poseidon's system to detect radar and other electronic threats to the aircraft and to US Navy vessels, the Department of Defense said in a press release.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) –Northrop Grumman will supply repair sites for the Poseidon’s AN/ALQ-240(v)1 Electronic Support Measures System that provides rapid detection and location of ground based radar systems, the Defense Department explained.

    The US Navy's P-8A Poseidon aircraft also includes capabilities such as long-range anti-submarine, anti-surface, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance in support of broad-area, maritime and littoral operations, the announcement said.

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