"The selection of the ALQ-135M affirms Northrop Grumman's position as the supplier of electronic warfare solutions for the worldwide F-15 fleet," says Mark Kula, vice president of Northrop Grumman's Radio Frequency Combat and Information Systems business unit. "The ALQ-135M is key to maintaining the F-15's unparalleled air dominance record."
Northrop Grumman's AN/ALQ-135M is an automatic, internally-mounted electronic combat system that prioritizes, manages, and defeats multiple threats simultaneously. The latest configuration improves on heritage ALQ-135 systems by replacing multiple processors with a new PowerPC(tm)-based system that offers significant speed and memory enhancements. The ALQ-135M also makes use of sophisticated microwave power module (MPM) transmitter technology to reduce weight and boost performance. Deliveries will start in February 2010 and be completed by October 2011.