Exelis delivers electronic warfare technology for US Navy F/A-18 Aircraft
Exelis has successfully delivered to the US Navy the first nine full rate production, next-generation electronic selfprotection systems for F/A-18 fighter aircraft. The ALQ-214(V)4/5 is the latest variant of the onboard jammer subsystem in the integrated defensive electronic countermeasures (IDECM) suite.
Through a series of enhancements, including miniaturisation and improved electronics packaging, the ALQ-214(V)4/5 can be installed on F/A-18E/F Super Hornets as well as – for the first time – on F/A18C/D Hornets. This will help ensure that both types of aircraft and their crews are protected from modern, dynamic radio frequency threats.