Oct 30, 2013 ASDNews Source : Raytheon Corporation
Latest selection of integrated EW system - ACES - for F-16 aircraft marks 4th international contract
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been selected by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics to provide its Advanced Countermeasure Electronic System (ACES) for the second group of Iraq's F-16IQ aircraft ordered this year. ACES was also selected by Lockheed Martin in 2012 for the first group of F-16IQs and is the integrated electronic warfare system of choice for other international air forces.
"ACES offers the latest in electronic warfare self protection technology designed specifically for the tactical fighter environment and mission," said Mark Kula, vice president of Tactical Airborne Systems for Raytheon's Space and Airborne Systems business. "Our system identifies, locates and reacts to potential threats before they can engage. This is critical, game-changing technology needed in today's increasingly complex threat environment."