Six weeks of testing, at Edwards AFB, was performed on multiple radio frequency systems operating simultaneously in an F-16 carrying the AIDEWS pod.
AIDEWS is built upon the proven ALQ-211 family of electronic warfare systems now in use to support a broad range of US and allied defense customers on many aircraft.
enables the pod-mounted variant of AIDEWS to be fully qualified for the F-16 aircraft.
Since AIDEWS is being adopted by many of our international allies and is based on our modular and scalable EW technology, future upgrade costs are shared and affordable.
AIDEWS will enable Turkey to stay ahead of sophisticated emerging threats, said Joe Rambala, vice president and general manager of the Exelis integrated electronic warfare systems business.
Along with tactical aircraft systems like AIDEWS, Exelis also provides advanced EW capabilities for large, strategic long-range aircraft including the B-1B and B-52, as well as special operations MH-47, MH-60 and AH-64D Apache helicopters.
2 configuration supports the upcoming delivery of combat capable electronic warfare mission data to five countries with AIDEWS
is currently in full production with more than 160 systems under contract for six nations as part of the F-16 FMS program.
Since AIDEWS is based on modular, scalable EW technology and has a large installed base, allied forces will have lower maintenance and upgrade costs.
AIDEWS provides fighter pilots with situational awareness and protection against radar-based threats, including modern surface-to-air and air-to-air weapon systems.
This successful critical milestone test demonstrates the persistence and dedication of the ITT AIDEWS team and the Robins and Eglin Air Force Base engineers," said Chris Bernhardt, president of ITT's Electronic Systems business.
Developed and produced by ITT's Electronic Systems, AIDEWS is an integrated radar warning and jamming countermeasure system providing fighter pilots with superior situation awareness and protection against radar-based threats, including modern surface-to-air and air-to-air weapon systems.