Officials at Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Robins Air Force Base, Ga., sought an electronic warfare system for F-16 Block 50M aircraft. They found their solution at ITT’s Electronic Systems, Integrated Electronic Warfare Systems business in Clifton, N.J.
ITT won a competitive contract award to supply advanced electronic warfare systems to support 30 new F-16 Block 50M procured by the Turkish Air Force under the Peace Onyx IV Foreign Military Sales program.
ITT Integrated Electronic Warfare Systems staff will provide the company’s Advanced Integrated Defensive Electronic Warfare Systems (AIDEWS) and countermeasures dispensing systems.
AIDEWS, an integrated radar warning and jamming countermeasure system, provides fighter pilots with situational awareness and protection against radar-based threat systems, including modern surface-to-air and air-to-air weapon systems. AIDEWS is built upon the ALQ-211 family of electronic warfare systems, which are now being used to support numerous U.S. and allied defense customers.
ITT engineers will also modify the AIDEWS for Turkish Air Force mission systems. Associated spares, support equipment, training, engineering services, and data are also being acquired under this contract. System deliveries on the contract will begin in 2010.
For more information, visit ITT’s Electronic Systems, Integrated Electronic Warfare Systems business online at www.es.itt.com.