Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Countermeasures pod certified

Exelis received official certification for an electronic countermeasures and radar warning system pod for the F-16 after tests at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Exelis' AN/ALQ-211(V)9 Advanced Integrated Defensive Electronic Warfare System (AIDEWS) was certified to fly aboard Pakistani F-16 fighters. The ALQ-211(V)9 is an external pod variant of the Exelis ALQ-211 electronic self-protection systems. The AIDEWS pod is a self-contained integrated electronic countermeasures and radar warning receiver system designed to protect the F-16 from radio frequency (RF) threats. Lockheed Martin and the Air Force conducted the Eglin tests. The AIDEWS electronic self-protection system is produced at the Exelis facility in Clifton, N.J. (Source: Exelis via Business Wire, 09/29/14) Exelis also has an operation in Bay County, Fla.