Raytheon ACES selected for Iraqi F-16IQ aircraft
Raytheon’s Advanced Countermeasure Electronic System (ACES) will be installed on the second group of F-16IQ aircraft on order for Iraq. The electronic warfare system was selected by Lockheed Martin, and marks the fourth international contract for the system.
The latest contract from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics calls for 18 ACES systems plus spares, with deliveries beginning in August 2015.
Raytheon's ACES consists of a radar warning receiver, digital jammer and chaff-flare dispenser. The advanced integrated system is Raytheon's newest electronic warfare offering for the F-16 weapon system and provides effective situational awareness and threat countermeasures that enhance aircrew survivability.
ACES was also selected for the first group of F-16IQs for Iraq, with those systems to be delivered later in 2013.
Mark Kula, vice president of Tactical Airborne Systems for Raytheon's Space and Airborne Systems business, said: ‘ACES offers the latest in electronic warfare self protection technology designed specifically for the tactical fighter environment and mission. Our system identifies, locates and reacts to potential threats before they can engage. This is critical, game-changing technology needed in today's increasingly complex threat environment.’
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