Raytheon has received a contract award from the US Air Force (USAF) for an initial order of 40 AN/ALR-69A(V) all digital radar warning receivers (RWRs) for tactical and large body aircraft.
These systems have been ordered under a seven-year USD450 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ), the company announced in early May, with delivery expected to be completed by mid-2019.
The ALR-69A(V) will replace legacy analogue systems currently installed on USAF aircraft.
“With the proliferation of AESA [active electronically scanned array] radars and digital threats it made sense to go to a digital radar warning receiver to pick up these threats in a denser environment and display the correct information to the aircrew, so that they can react to it,” Paul Overstreet, senior manager, Raytheon Electronic Warfare Systems, told Jane’s .
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