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Selex to design, deliver RF jamming pods to Royal Air Force

Tornado fighters flown by Britain are to get a new RF jamming capability beginning next year.
By Richardd Tomkins   |   July 18, 2014 at 8:04 AM   |   Comments

LONDON, July 17 (UPI) -- A radio frequency jamming pod for use by Tornado GR Mk4 aircraft is to be designed, developed and delivered by Selex ES to Britain's Royal Air Force.

Selex ES' Common Jamming Pod will sustain the aircraft's RF self-protection capability through the aircraft's operational life, the company said.

"The program is based on the fast-track re-work of existing Skyshadow-2 pods to meet current and anticipated radar threats," Selex ES said. "The CJP will retain the distinctive outline of the Skyshadow pod, but an overhaul will take place within the shell.

"Enhancements will include a replacement of the entire receiver chain, the introduction of a digital control unit and a digital techniques generator ...."

Added to the pod will be two towed radar decoys.

The value of the contact was said to be multi-million in scope. Delivery of the system to the Royal Air Force is scheduled to begin late next year, the company said.

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