Air International 2021-11
R.Coppinger - Saber thrust
The interior of the Gulfstream G550 aircraft - which is already in service with the USAF under the C-37B designation as a VIP transport - will be adapted to accommodate mission stations and other equipment, to create the EC-37B Compass Call
An artist’s impression of a BAE Systems special-mission Gulfstream EC-37B Compass Call electronic warfare aircraft ahead of the Lockheed EC-130H Compass Call aircraft it is replacing
BAE Systems and the USAF have flight tested the Small Adaptive Bank of Electronic Resources (SABER), paving the way for future integration onto the host Gulfstream G550
A USAF Lockheed EC-130H Compass Call taxis down the flight line during a show-of-force readiness exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, June 28, 2021
The EC-130H is adapted from the C-130 tactical transport aircraft, modified with pods and additional payloads to fulfil the USAF's EW requirements
A USAF EC-130H Compass Call aircraft, assigned to the 41st Expeditionary Electronic Combat Squadron, takes off in support of a large force employment exercise at Al Dhafra Air Base, UAE, July 13, 2021
A USAF specialist from the 41st Expeditionary Electronic Combat Squadron inspects equipment on board a EC-130 Compass Call at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, in 2009