Royal Moroccan Air Force F-16 military jets thwart threats with Harris electronic warfare systems

Jan. 11, 2017
MELBOURNE, Fla. Royal Moroccan Air Force (RMAF) officials in Rabat, Morocco, sought electronic warfare (EW) systems to help protect F-16 aircraft against current and evolving electronic threats. They found their solution at Harris Corp. (NYSE:HRS) in Melbourne, Florida.

MELBOURNE, Fla. Royal Moroccan Air Force (RMAF) officials in Rabat, Morocco, sought electronic warfare (EW) systems to help protect F-16military fighter aircraft against current and evolving electronic threats. They found their solution at Harris Corp. (NYSE:HRS) in Melbourne, Florida.

Harris won a $91 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract from Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, which performs sustainment and depot maintenance on U.S. Air Force weapon systems, at Warner Robins Air Force Base in Georgia to provide AN/ALQ-211 Advanced Integrated Defensive Electronic Warfare Suite (AIDEWS) systems, spares, and support equipment and services.

What is the Advanced Integrated Defensive Electronic Warfare Suite?

The Harris Advanced Integrated Defensive Electronic Warfare Suite (AIDEWS) provides fighter aircraft with the technology edge for mission success and survivability. Based on a modular system approach, AIDEWS can be tailored to unique customer requirements to provide integrated radar warning and RF countermeasures and advanced stand-alone radar warning for a wide array of fighter aircraft.

This modular systems approach is now available in an externally mounted pod, either for electronic warfare (EW) system upgrades or to add EW capability to a wide array of fighter aircraft. The pod-based system leverages our proven modular, scalable ALQ-211 system and ensures EW capability for deployment around the world. (Source: Harris Corp.)

Five other international allies have chosen Harris Corp.’s combat-ready ALQ-211(V)4 low-risk, modular EW system for its capabilities and mission-based adaptability, officials say.

“AIDEWS’ integrated radar warning and radio-frequency (RF) countermeasures defend against modern sophisticated electronic threats,” says Ed Zoiss, president, Harris Electronic Systems. “Harris is committed to rapidly fielding this proven capability to support the Royal Moroccan Air Force’s pilots and enable their mission.”

What is the F-16 Fighting Falcon?

The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a 4th Generation, compact, multi-role fighter aircraft manufactured by Lockheed Martin and originally developed by General Dynamics. The highly maneuverable military jet has proven itself in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack, and provides a relatively low-cost, high-performance weapon system for the United States and allied nations. (Source: U.S. Air Force)

Harris Corp. is a technology provider solving customers’ toughest mission-critical challenges by providing solutions that connect, inform, and protect. Harris supports customers in more than 100 countries and has approximately $7.5 billion in annual revenue and 21,000 employees worldwide. The company is organized into four business segments: Communication Systems, Space and Intelligence Systems, Electronic Systems and Critical Networks.

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