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IDEF 2017: New Turkish F-16 jammer in development

11 May 2017

Turkey's Tübitak Bílgem Informatics and Information Security Research Center is developing a self-protection jamming pod for deployment on Turkish Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons.

While development is not yet complete, a production prototype was displayed at the IDEF'17 exhibition in Istanbul.

Designed to be mounted on the aircraft's belly, the jammer pod - known as EWPOD - includes both radar warning receiver (RWR) and electronic countermeasure (ECM) sub-systems. The former uses a series of multiband antennae, with received signals deinterleaved by emitter type. The latter can operate over a wide instantaneous bandwidth, using digital radio frequency (RF) memory to record these signals.

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