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Analysis of Alternatives (AoA) study, it
was dropped as a "high cost/low impact"
item when the final Request for Proposals (RFP) was released. Instead, it was
left as a possible consideration for future. BAE is competing against Northrop
Grumman for the program.

BOEING F/A-18 E/F
The F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, which
is in service with the US Navy and
the Royal Australian Air Force carries
the Integrated Defensive Electronic

Countermeasures (IDECM) suite, which
comprises the ALR-67(V)3 RWR from
Raytheon, the Exelis-made AN/ALQ-214
RF Countermeasures subsystem, Raytheon's ALE-50 towed decoy dispenser
and ALE-55 fiber-optic towed decoys
(FOTDs) from BAE System. Exelis is responsible for the overall integration of
the IDECM suite.
In January of this year, the US Navy
approved low rate initial production of
a new Boeing/Lockheed IRST system for
the Super Hornet. However, the Super

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Digital RF Memory (DRFM) technology.
A replacement of the Northrop Grumman Tactical Electronic Warfare System
(TEWS), which comprises the ALR-56C
RWR (made by BAE Systems), the ALQ135 RF jammer and the ALE-45 countermeasures dispenser (also made by BAE
Systems), the all-digital DEWS system
fuses data with both the aircraft's radar and its IR Search and Track (IRST)
system. The F-15SA's DEWS system also
incorporates BAE's UV-sensor-based
AN/AAR-57 Common Missile Warning
System (CMWS). According to BAE System's Collette, although as a company,
they've dealt with both mid-wave and
2-color IR systems, as well as UV for use
on tactical aircraft, the UV-based system was the first to deploy, requiring
very little modification to the system or
airframe. The CMWS data is integrated
into the aircraft's common threat display along with threat information from
other systems.
South Korea's F15K "Slam Eagle"
F-15s are equipped with the Raytheon
AN/APG-63 (V)1 AESA radar as well as
a FLIR/IRST system. Unlike the Saudi
F-15SA's, however, they carry the older
generation, Northrop Grumman TEWS
system, although with a more advanced
ALR-56C RWR. BAE's DEWS system is
reportedly part of the package that
Boeing is offering for South Korea's
next generation "Silent Eagle" F-15s,
however, as well as the Raytheon AN/
APG-82(V)1 AESA radar. Singapore's F15SG Strike Eagles, which are currently
equipped with an Israeli EW suite (Elbit's SPS-2110) will also get the AN/APG63(V)3 radar, and Japan has reportedly
expressed interest in it as a fleet upgrade possibility for its F-15Js.
As for US Air Force F-15s, the Service is well underway with a program to
completely upgrade the EW suite of its
F-15C/D/E fleet. As JED went to press,
an award announcement was expected
to be made in May for the F-15 Eagle
Passive/Active Warning Survivability
System (EPAWSS) program, which will
replace the AN/ALQ-135 TEWS system on
its F-15s. But, unlike some international
F-15 users, the EPAWSS requirement does
not currently include a missile warning
system component. Although this was
originally considered in the EPAWSS

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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 - The View From Here
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JED - June 2015 - Conferences 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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