Navy F/A-18 fighters to get a new jammer

The American company ITT Exelis has received a contract price of 238 million dollars at the ready board jammers AN/ALQ-214 for fighter F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet, facing the U.S. Navy. How soobschantsya on the company’s website, supply 104 electronic warfare systems should be completed within fiscal year 2016.

AN/ALQ-214 jammer connects inside sensitive receivers radio signals and means of active suppression to protect against a potential enemy fighters. Purchase AN/ALQ-214 is part of the modernization of defense and electronic warfare fighter F/A-18 U.S. Navy.

In standard configuration equipped F/A-18 fighters jammers previous generation AN/ALQ-165.

In February 2012, Boeing has graduated from the U.S. Navy supply 257 F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fighter aircraft and electronic warfare E/A-18G Growler. Supply of 66 more F/A-18E/F fighter aircraft and 58 EW E/A-18G begin again in 2013. In total, the U.S. Navy are 467 series aircraft Super Hornet (including E/A-18G Growler), and 400 F/A-18 Hornet fighters of various modifications.

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