Ex­elis to sup­ply ad­vanced jam­ming pods

SP's MAI - - MILITARY -

Ex­elis has re­ceived a $68 mil­lion mul­ti­year in­def­i­nite-de­liv­ery, in­def­i­nite­quan­tity con­tract to con­tinue sup­ply­ing the Ad­vanced Ca­pa­bil­ity Pod (ACaP) to the US Air Force and US Navy for use on F-15, F-16 and F/A-18 tac­ti­cal air­craft.

De­signed by ELTA Sys­tems Ltd and pro­duced by Ex­elis, the ACaP sys­tem pro­vides the air­craft with a light­weight, cost-ef­fec­tive and fully-in­te­grated elec­tronic ra­dio fre­quency coun­ter­mea­sures ca­pa­bil­ity. The sys­tem of­fers si­mul­ta­ne­ous re­ceive and jam cov­er­age against mul­ti­ple con­cur­rent threats, act­ing fully au­tonomously while al­low­ing for air­crew in­ter­ven­tion when man­ual con­trol is re­quired.

“The ACaP jam­ming pod is the most ef­fec­tive radar jam­mer in its class, of­fer­ing pi­lots un­par­al­leled elec­tronic pro­tec­tion and the abil­ity to counter ad­vanced anti-ac­cess/ area de­nial strate­gies in hos­tile, high-threat en­vi­ron­ments,” said Pete Martin, Di­rec­tor of De­fense Sys­tems for the Ex­elis Elec­tronic At­tack and Re­lease Sys­tems busi­ness. “This award fur­ther demon­strates Ex­elis’ role as a global leader in elec­tronic war­fare.”

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