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Pakistan’s F-16s To Get Electronic Warfare Suit

ITT has received a $49 million contract to supply pod-housed
electronic warfare equipment for the Pakistan air force’s Lockheed
Martin F-16 fighters. The acquisition is being made using the US
government’s Foreign Military Sales mechanism.
The US manufacturer has described the system involved as being
identical to the ALQ-131 advanced integrated defensive electronic
warfare system (AIDEWS) already integrated with the F-16 for the US Air
Force and other international operators. 
ITT said it has delivered 134 systems so far from an order book of 160, spread across six export buyers.


Carried beneath the fuselage of an F-16, the AIDEWS pod will provide
protection by detecting incoming radar-guided surface-to-air and
air-to-air missiles.

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