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in the edges of aircraft's wing and tail,
and provides for sensor fusion of both RF
and IR tracking data, ESM capabilities,
as well as geolocation of threats. The
Northrop Grumman AN/AAQ-37 ElectroOptical Distributed Aperture System
(EO DAS) includes six high-resolution,
spherical passive IR sensors distributed
across the aircraft. The DAS provides
360-degree missile warning, including
missile launch location for both surface-to-air and air-to-air threats, and
it also provides Situational Awareness
Infrared Search and Track (SA-IRST),
simultaneously detecting, tracking,
and declaring aircraft within its field
of regard. It is also capable of cueing a
laser-based Directed IR Countermeasure
(DIRCM) system, such as the Northrop
Grumman Threat Nullification Defensive Resource (ThNDR) DIRCM system
being proposed for fast jets, including
the F-35, to counter both surface-to-air
and air-to-air threats.

OLD IS NEW AGAIN WITH
AESA-EQUIPPED AIRCRAFT

The Journal of Electronic Defense | June 2015

28

Information assurance requires decision superiority.
X-COM Systems capture 100% of forensic data, to aid protection, detection and
reaction capabilities:
> exceptional fidelity in signal creation and playback
> the industry's widest bandwidth with extended recording capabilities
> signal analysis and editing tools to search RF data and manipulate waveforms
As long as all missions are critical, we will not compromise on reliability.

Though perhaps not possessing the
panache of the stealth platforms, new,
highly advanced, AESA-equipped Gen4.5 aircraft are certainly not to be taken
lightly. By providing for simultaneous,
instantaneous, long-range detection
and continuous tracking of a practically unlimited number of targets, their
AESA radars give these aircraft capabilities far beyond those with earlier
generation systems, significantly increasing their survivability even in the
most dense threat environments. Add
to this the capabilities of advanced missile warning systems, and the playing
field of most operational environments
is even more leveled.

LOCKHEED MARTIN F-16
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If we use AESA radar as one of the
delimiting factors for Gen 4.5 fighters,
the later-model F-16 aircraft, such as
the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) Block
60, F-16 E/F "Desert Falcons," which are
fitted with Northrop Grumman's AN/
APG-80 AESA radar, are included in
the category. The UAE's F-16s are also
equipped with Northrop Grumman's AN/
ASQ-32 Internal FLIR Targeting System (IFTS) and the Northrop Grumman

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - June 2015

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
World Report
Leadership Interview
Missile Warning for Fighter Aircraft
Technology Survey: RWR/ESM Systems
EW 101
2015 AOC Election Guide
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
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JED - June 2015 - cover2
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JED - June 2015 - 4
JED - June 2015 - 5
JED - June 2015 - The View From Here
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JED - June 2015 - Conferences Calendar
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JED - June 2015 - Courses Calendar
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JED - June 2015 - From the President
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JED - June 2015 - The Monitor
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JED - June 2015 - World Report
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JED - June 2015 - Leadership Interview
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JED - June 2015 - Missile Warning for Fighter Aircraft
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