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Raytheon adds geo-location capability to ALR-69A(V)

28 February 2017

Raytheon is completing the final flight test verification of a single-ship geo-location capability for the ALR-69A(V), enabling aircrews to assist with targeting solutions while continuing to identify threats in dense signal environments.

Geo-location capabilities offer aircrews more options, allowing pilots to decide whether to manoeuvre to avoid the threat or to prosecute it. Before this geo-location capability, aircrews only had an approximation of the direction of the threat signals.

"From a single aircraft, [the] ALR-69A(V) gives aircrew the ability to use the radar warning receiver to passively determine where an emitter is located. It's really about bringing highly capable situational awareness capabilities to the [US] Department of Defense (DoD) and our global partners," Paul Overstreet, ALR-69A programme manager at Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems told Jane's.

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