ITT Exelis to provide Oman F-16s with electronic warfare systems
CLIFTON, N.J., 25 July 2012. ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS), a global aerospace, defense and information company, has received a $23.6 million foreign military sales contract to provide the Oman Air Force with electronic warfare defensive systems.
AIDEWS is built upon the ALQ-211 family of electronic warfare systems now in use to support a range of U.S. and allied defense customers on many aircraft. AIDEWS is currently in full production with more than 160 systems under contract for six nations as part of the F-16 FMS program. The AIDEWS is a pod-based system that features a digital radar warning receiver and a digital RF memory-based jammer.
The F-16 is a multirole jet fighter that was designed for air superiority. More than 4,500 F-16s have been built since production began in 1976. The U.S. Air Force no longer purchases F-16s, but improved versions are still built for foreign military sales.