30 May '18, 7pm

Japan buys radar warning receivers that adapt to new threats

WASHINGTON ― Raytheon has won a U.S. Air Force contract to manufacture AN/ALR-69A(V) digital radar warning receivers (RWR) for Japan under a foreign military sale, the Department of Defense announced May 29 . The $90 million indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract includes the fabrication, integration, testing and delivery of the radar Raytheon says is the first all-digital RWR. But what does the receiver actually do? In general, RWRs detect radio signals emitted by radars, and alerts users through visual prompts and audible tones if the signal could be a threat. These receivers can also identify radar signal types and distinguish between ground-based and air-based radars. Essentially, RWRs are much more advanced versions of radar detectors some lead-footed drivers have in their cars to avoid speeding tickets. According to Raytheon, the ALR-69A ups the ante on RW...

Full article: https://www.defensenews.com/industry/2018/05/30/japan-buy...

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