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Northrop to upgrade RNLAF ECM pods

7th December 2016 - 12:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Northrop Grumman will upgrade the AN/ALQ-131 electronic countermeasure (ECM) pods on the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) F-16 aircraft fleet under a contract announced on 5 December.

The upgrade will give the fleet improved threat detection and jamming capabilities. The company’s Digital Receiver/Exciter adds fifth-generation aircraft electronic warfare technology to the AN/ALQ-131, enabling aircraft to remain ahead of emerging threats.

Robert Fleming, vice president, programs, Northrop Grumman, said: ‘The digital technology in the AN/ALQ-131 upgrade provides a significant leap in capability for electronic countermeasures, giving RNLAF aviators a superior level of protection wherever their missions take them.’ 

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