ALR-69A(V) demos geolocation capability
Raytheon's ALR-69A(V) radar warning receiver has demonstrated a single-ship geolocation capability, the company announced on 27 February.
The demonstration, which took place during a recent flight test, shows that the ALR-69A can now assist with targeting solutions while continuing to identify threats in dense signal environments.
Adding geolocation capability to a radar warning receiver improves aircrew survivability, providing 'sensors forward' situational awareness via software modifications.
Geolocation capabilities offer aircrew more options, allowing pilots to decide whether to manoeuvre to avoid the threat or to prosecute it. Before this added geolocation capability, aircrew only had an approximate direction of the arrival of the threat signals. The ALR-69A(V) now provides aircrews precise information on ground-based threat locations and precision-direction finding for airborne threats.
The ALR-69A(V) provides improved detection range and accurate, unambiguous identification in dense signal environments. Its 360-degree coverage is provided by four independent radar receivers, each covering one quadrant of the aircraft. The ALR-69A(V) is installed on the US Air Force C-130H, KC-46A and is being tested on the F-16.
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