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Oman F-16s getting new radar

July 24, 2012 at 2:35 PM   |   Comments

CLIFTON, N.J., July 24 (UPI) -- ITT Exelis reports it will provide the Omani air force with airborne integrated defensive electronic warfare suites or F-16 aircraft.

The 12 units, plus spares and support, are worth $23.6 million and will be provided under the U.S. Foreign Military Sales program.

"This award continues our support for a key international customer," said Rich Sorelle, acting president of ITT Exelis Electronic Systems. "This flexible system will ensure that this valuable regional ally will have the needed defensive protection for F-16 aircraft."

The Advanced Integrated Defensive Electronic Warfare System to be provided is an integrated digital radar warning receiver and jamming counter-measures system for defense against radar-based threats, including surface-to-air and air-to-air weapons.

AIDEWS, which is based on the ALQ-211 family of electronic warfare systems, is in full production, the company said, with 160 systems for six countries on the books for them under the F-16 FMS program.

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