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New RWR to enhance F-16

10th March 2022 - 12:15 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


AN/ALR-69A(V) radar warning receiver. (Photo: Raytheon)

The F-16 will join other US-operated aircraft in featuring the all-digital AN/ALR-69A(V) radar warning receiver.

USAF F-16 fighter aircraft are being upgraded with a new all-digital radar warning receiver (RWR) from Raytheon Intelligence & Space.

The AN/ALR-69A(V) is being provided under a $30 million upgrade and spare parts contract.

The RWR includes ‘previously unattainable’ capabilities, Raytheon claimed in a statement, such as advanced broadband digital receiver technology; ‘easy’ cross-platform integration; enhanced spectral and spatial coverage for high-sensitivity detection in dense signal environments; and single-ship geolocation.

‘And, with the threat landscape constantly evolving, the system’s open architecture design enables rapid, more affordable digital upgrades,’ Raytheon added.

Following integration and testing aboard the F-16, Raytheon will execute the ALR-69A(V) upgrade over the next 14 months.

The ALR-69A is also being installed on USAF C-130H Hercules and KC-46A Pegasus crewed aircraft, and the MQ-25A Stingray uncrewed tanker aircraft for the USN.

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