Exelis Deploys F-16 Electronic Warfare Tech For AF Foreign Sales; Joe Rambala Comments

F16FleetExelis (NYSE: XLS) has built electronic warfare equipment for F-16 fighter jets under a series of U.S. Air Force foreign military sales agreements with five international partners.

The Advanced Integrated Defensive Electronic Warfare Suite has been certified for operational use in the F-16 programs of Chile, Turkey, Poland, Oman and Pakistan, Exelis said Tuesday.

Exelis provided its AIDEWS with software and components to those countries via the foreign military sales program out of Warner Robins Air Force Base, Ga.

Joe Rambala, vice president and general manager of Exelis’ integrated EW systems business, said the business designed the system to help F-16 pilots counter advanced radio frequency threats.

AIDEWS technology is part of Exelis’ portfolio of ALQ-211 electronic systems and is manufactured at the company’s facility in Clifton, N.J.

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