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Leidos to help improve F/A-18 electronic countermeasures

28th August 2020 - 13:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Leidos has been awarded a $58.91 million contract modification by US Naval Air Systems Command, to develop adaptive radar countermeasure software and firmware (ARC SW/FW) capabilities and integrate these on the AN/ALQ-214A electronic countermeasures subsystem.

Leidos will carry out work on the contract at six US sites, for completion by February 2024.

ARC SW/FW supplements F/A-18C/D/E/F survivability in the presence of RF-guided SAM and air-to-air weapons systems.

The latest version of the AN/ALQ-214A provides an enhanced capability for USN and RAAF F/A-18s in a smaller and lighter form factor, according to Shephard Defence Insight.

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