Pakistan will purchase the defensive digital radio frequency memory-based jamming pods for its air force and use them for its F-16 fleet.
“Legacy and new F-16 aircraft fleets share the exact same components for internally mounted and external pod versions, ” according to Rich Sorelle, vice president and general manager of Exelis’ integrated electronic warfare systems.
“AIDEWS is being adopted by many of our international allies, ” added Sorelle.
The McLean, Va.-based contracting firm said the defensive pods combine digital radar warning receivers with jamming countermeasure systems.
The pods are intended to defend against against surface-to-air and air-to-air weapon systems.
The company’s electronic systems division will produce the pods and Robins Air Force Base in Georgia awarded the contract.
Last month, Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) awarded Exelis a $32 million contract to produce satellite navigation payload for GPS III space vehicles three and four.