Raytheon Intelligence & Space to Upgrade U.S. Air Force F-16s to Detect Advanced Threats

Caption © U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. John Raven09.03.2022 North America
Raytheon Intelligence & Space to Upgrade U.S. Air Force F-16s to Detect Advanced Threats

Raytheon Intelligence & Space to Upgrade U.S. Air Force F-16s to Detect Advanced Threats

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Raytheon Intelligence & Space (RI&S), a Raytheon Technologies business, was awarded $30 million in contracts to upgrade and provide spares for the U.S. Air Force’s F-16 fighter aircraft with the all-digital AN/ALR-69A(V) radar warning receiver.

“Pilots run the risk of facing new and advanced threat signals from enemy radars that they can’t detect or even see in the electromagnetic spectrum. With our all-digital radar warning receiver, pilots can detect these threats with greater accuracy and from even farther away,” said Paul Overstreet, Director of Radar Warning Receivers for RI&S.

The ALR-69A(V) gives pilots greater situational awareness to better understand their surroundings and help them make faster decisions. The ALR-69A(V) features capabilities previously unattainable in a tactical RWR: advanced broadband digital receiver technology, easy cross-platform integration, enhanced spectral and spatial coverage for high-sensitivity detection in dense signal environments, and most recently, single-ship geolocation. And, with the threat landscape constantly evolving, the system’s open architecture design enables rapid, more affordable digital upgrades.

Following integration and testing aboard the F-16, RI&S will provide the ALR-69A(V) upgrades over the next 14 months. Work on the ALR-69A is performed in Goleta, California and Forest, Mississippi.

Compatible with virtually any airborne platform, the ALR-69A is currently being installed on the Air Force’s C-130H transport and KC-46A tanker aircraft, and on the U.S. Navy’s MQ-25A refueling drone.

Raytheon Intelligence & Space delivers the disruptive technologies our customers need to succeed in any domain, against any challenge. A developer of advanced sensors, cyber services and software solutions, Raytheon Intelligence & Space provides a decisive advantage to civil, military and commercial customers in more than 30 countries around the world.

Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, USA, the business generated $15.2 billion in annual revenue in 2021 and has 34,500 employees worldwide. Raytheon Intelligence & Space is one of four businesses that form Raytheon Technologies Corporation. 



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