NAVY C4ISR AND UNMANNED SYSTEMS
AIRBORNE ELECTRO-OPTICAL AND INFRARED SYSTEMS
ALQ- 99 TACTICAL JAMMING SYSTEM
BRIEFING: The ALQ- 99 is an electronic warfare system designed
to jam adversary radar, communications and data-link signals.
The system, deployed on EA-6B and EA-18G electronic attack
aircraft, automatically intercepts, processes and jams adversary
signals. Major components include pod-mounted jamming transmitters powered by ram-air turbines. The ALQ- 99 is coupled with
the ALQ-218 wideband receiver system and ALQ-227 communications receiver or USQ- 113 communications countermeasures
set. The ALQ- 99 replacement, the Next-Generation Jammer, is
being developed and is expected to reach IOC in 2021.
NEXT-GENERATION JAMMER (NGJ)
BRIEFING: The NGJ program will begin to replace the ALQ- 99
Tactical Jamming system in 2021. Used on the EA-18G aircraft, the
system is envisioned as a three-increment program with each adding
to the frequency range covered. Only Increment 1 (Mid-Band) currently is funded and in development. This increment is designed as
a two-pod system, one for each wing, and addresses capacity, capability and supportability limitations of the current system. The NGJ
uses the latest in digital and array technologies to provide the fleet
with a robust and rapidly updateable jamming system. When combined with the EA-18G’s comprehensive suite of radar and communications receivers, Electronic Warfare Officers can detect, analyze
and react to current and future threat systems that are increasing in
capabilities and numbers. The result is increased survivability for
supported aircraft and weapons for all services.
CONTRACTOR: ...........Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems
ALR-66B(V) 3 AND ALR-66C(V) 3 ESM
BRIEFING: The ALR-66B(V) 3 ESM is installed in the P-3C as its
primary electronic intelligence and targeting system to detect and
classify radar emitters for tactical or intelligence purposes. It features improved sensitivity over the ALR-66A(V) 3, and replaced
the older ALQ- 78 ESM system in many P-3Cs. The ALR-66C(V) 3
— installed in the P-3C Anti-Surface Improvement Program (AIP)
version — is interfaced with an AS- 105 spinning direction-finding
antenna. Both versions send intercepted signals to the EP-2060
pulse analyzer that analyzes parameters of an intercepted signal.
CONTRACTOR: ...........Northrop Grumman Corp.
ALR- 95(V) SPECIAL EMITTER
IDENTIFICATION (SEI) PULSE
BRIEFING: The ALR- 95(V) 1 provides P- 3 AIP aircraft with
integrated conventional pulse processing and SEI capability.
The ALR- 95(V) 1 signal processor combines a video pulse
processor and an SEI capability into a single component. The
SEI capability provides SEI functionality, pulse train analysis
and RF distribution via the ALR-66C(V) 3 system.
The ALR- 95(V) 2 upgrade, completed in 2008, replaced most
ALR- 66 components and improved processing capability. The latest ALR- 95 upgrade, which began in 2008, will replace the analog
TN613 tuner with a digital TN-500 tuner and add AIS capability.
CONTRACTORS:.........Exelis Corp., Lockheed Martin Mission
Systems & Training
BRIEFING: The ALQ-210 ESM system installed on the MH-60R
helicopter is designed to detect, classify and locate radar emitters on land, surface vessels, submarines and aircraft.
CONTRACTOR: ...........Lockheed Martin Corp.
ASQ-239 EW SYSTEM
BRIEFING: The ASQ-239 is designed to provide the F- 35 aircraft with warning and electronic support measures to increase
situational awareness and survivability versus radar-guided
weapons. The ASQ-239 is likely to feature some electronic jamming capability through the AESA radar.
CON TRACTOR: ...........BAE Systems
ALQ-240(V) 1 ESM SYSTEM
BRIEFING: The ALQ-240 (V) 1 is the ESM system installed on
the P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft. It features adaptive
tuning, precise direction finding and geo-location capabilities.
IOC was achieved in 2013.
CONTRACTOR: ...........Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems
ZLQ- 1 ESM SYSTEM
BRIEFING: The ZLQ- 1 is the ESM system designed for the MQ-
4C Triton UAV. The digital system features specific emitter identification.
CONTRACTOR: ...........Sierra Nevada Corp.
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