Harris to provide electronic warfare (EW) systems for Morocco's F-16 jet fighter fleet

PALM BAY, Fla. – Military aviation experts of the Royal Moroccan Air Force (RMAF) in Rabat, Morocco, needed airborne electronic warfare (EW) systems to help protect the RMAF F-16 jet fighter aircraft fleet from enemy radar-guided missiles. They found their solution from the Harris Corp. Electronic Systems segment in Palm Bay, Fla.

Feb 3rd, 2017
By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff

PALM BAY, Fla. – Military aviation experts of the Royal Moroccan Air Force (RMAF) in Rabat, Morocco, needed airborne electronic warfare (EW) systems to help protect the RMAF F-16 jet fighter aircraft fleet from enemy radar-guided missiles. They found their solution from the Harris Corp. Electronic Systems segment in Palm Bay, Fla.

Harris won a $91 contract from the U.S. Air Force Warner Robins Air Logistics Center at Robins Air Force Base, Ga., to provide AN/ALQ-211 Advanced Integrated Defensive Electronic Warfare Suite (AIDEWS) systems to the Moroccan air force.

Harris will supply AIDEWS systems, spares and support equipment and services to Morocco. The combat-ready ALQ-211(V)4 integrated radar warning and RF countermeasures to alert pilots to missile launches, and then spoof and jam the missiles' electronic guidance systems.

AIDEWS provides fighter pilots with situational awareness and protection against radar-based surface-to-air and air-to-air missiles. The Harris ALQ-211 AIDEWS and its RF and microwave components can be internally integrated or pod-mounted. Either configuration offers integrated radar warning and electronic countermeasures capability, company officials say.

AIDEWS is built on the ALQ-211 family of electronic warfare systems that support U.S. and allied military helicopters and jet fighters, including the NH-90, V-22, MH-47, MH-60, F-16, and several commercial aircraft.

For more information contact Harris Electronic Systems online at www.harris.com/es, or the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center at www.robins.af.mil/Units/WR-Air-Logistics-Complex.

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