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US Navy looks to defeat enemy radars with AI

12th April 2018 - 17:15 GMT | by Alice Budge in London

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The US Navy plans to equip its F/A-18 Super Hornet aircraft with electronic warfare technology that utilises machine learning algorithms to detect, and possibly jam, unknown enemy radars in real time.

As part of the Adaptive Radar Countermeasures (ARC) programme, Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIRSYSCOM) has announced its intention to select an EW suite developed by Leidos that can detect and counter radars that do not reside in traditional threat libraries.

The selection of Leidos signals the maturation of the ARC programme, which was initiated by DARPA in 2013 as part of the agency's efforts to use emerging technology such

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