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Air Picture as the data was networked
with ground and/or airborne command
and control systems.
While F-16s operated by the US Air
Force have struggled to fund EW upgrades (the notable exception being the
ALQ-131 Electronic Attack Pod Upgrade
Program, EA PUP), the world's most
widely sold fourth-generation fighter
is still manufactured with advanced
EW, radar and datalinks, primarily for
foreign customers. With the delays of
the F-35, it is fair to assess that the
operators of even the oldest examples
including the European Participating
Air Forces (EPAF) will have to keep flying theirs for quite a number of years
into the future. This was illustrated by
a recent Belgian request for going ahead
with a further iteration of the Mid Life
Upgrade (MLU) program. Illustrating
the multi-channel thinking, Danish
and Norwegian air forces have committed themselves to upgrade their weapon
pylons to PIDS+ and ECIPS+ standards
with the addition of the AAR-60(V)2
Missile Launch Detector System, Fighter
(MILDS-F). Israel, which is well known

for indigenous upgrades, continues
with the so-called Barak 2020 program,
which will implement a standard close
to the configuration of the F-16I Soufa
to about 124 earlier Block 30 and 40 aircraft. Elisra's Advanced Self-Protection
System (ASPS) includes the SPS-3000
RWR, SPJ-40 jammer and PAWS-2 IR
missile warner. Korea and Taiwan both
implement upgrades to their 100-plus
strong F-16 fleets.
The most important upgrade of the
F-15 is the installation of AESA radars
in the form of AN/APG-63(V)2 and 3,
which will enable these aircraft to face
emerging air threats, like cruise missiles or advanced fighters. The Saudi
order for 84 F-15SA aircraft (now in testing phase) includes BAE Systems' Digital
EW System (DEWS), which will feature a
digital RWR, as well as DRFM-based jammers. There are also MAWS fitted in special fairings. Israel continues to upgrade
its original fleet of F-15A/B/C/D aircraft
with technologies from the F-15I Raam.
As with its F-16s, Singapore turned to
Israel to equip the F-15SG aircraft which
became operational last year.

Although different users have different perspectives, it is generally
agreed that the tri-national European
Tornado has to serve for several more
years, mostly depending on Eurofighter
and F-35 developments. But multi-sensor integration could not be avoided
by this venerable swing-wing fighter.
Supplementing their upgraded RF EW
(for Italian examples Elettronica AR-3/
MK3i, for the Germans' ASSTA program
Saab Avitronics' BOW, and a new version
of the Emitter Location System on ECR
versions), deployments to Afghanistan
drove EW upgrades to protect Tornados
against IR MANPADS threats. Germany
selected Terma's Special Dispenser System (SDS), the so-called MCP-8F version
of the company's Modular Countermeasures Pod (MCP). The RAF also contracted Terma in 2008 to provide the
Advanced Infrared Protection Systems
(AIPS), which also accommodates USsupplied missile warning sensors. Both
solutions are controlled by Terma's ALQ213(V) EW management system. The AMI
selected the BOZ-102EC (Enhanced Capability) pod of Saab Avitronics, which is

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The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
Washington Report
World Report
The Art of Fusion – Ew and Radar for Fighter Aircraft
EPAWSS: F-15 Ew Upgrade Ready to Launch
Technology Survey: Airborne Ir Decoys and Dispensers
EW 101
New Products
AOC Election Guide
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
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JED - July 2014 - 5
JED - July 2014 - The View From Here
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JED - July 2014 - Conferences Calendar
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JED - July 2014 - Courses Calendar
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JED - July 2014 - From the President
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JED - July 2014 - The Monitor
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JED - July 2014 - World Report
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JED - July 2014 - The Art of Fusion – Ew and Radar for Fighter Aircraft
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JED - July 2014 - New Products
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JED - July 2014 - AOC Election Guide
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JED - July 2014 - Index of Advertisers
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