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Air Force Puts Northrop’s F-16 Electronic Warfare Tech Through Emulation Test

Air Force Puts Northrop's F-16 Electronic Warfare Tech Through Emulation Test - top government contractors - best government contracting event

An electronic warfare system Northrop Grumman built for the F-16 aircraft surpassed benchmarks during a recent simulation test in the U.S. Air Force’s Laboratory Intelligence Validated Emulator.

The LIVE testing process showcased the potential of the Integrated Viper Electronic Warfare Suite to defend against radio frequency threats by putting simulated air defense radar pulses into the system, Northrop said Tuesday.

IVEWS uses broadband power amplifiers and countermeasure modulations to support weapon or sensor detection work.

James Conroy, vice president of navigation, targeting and survivability at Northrop, noted the evaluation results mark a key step to field the suite.

The Air Force awarded Northrop a $91.3 million contract modification in March 2022 to develop and install IVEWS on several F-16 jets.

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Written by Naomi Cooper

is a full-time writer for ArchIntel, a division of Executive Mosaic, and a contributor for ExecutiveBiz. She covers emerging technologies, technology innovation, contract awards, partnerships and market expansion stories in the government contracting industry.

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