Electronic Warfare

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USAF wants to equip frontline units with Angry Kitten EW systems

Adversaries’ radars are getting so much better so fast that the USAF is struggling to keep up. However, a new system called Angry Kitten could help the service get ahead of the game

US approves sale of single EA-18G to Australia

Australia’s EA-18G Growler electronic attack fleet could be brought back up to full strength following notice that the US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale of a single aircraft and related equipment for US$125m

Australia to buy attrition replacement for lost Growler

US State Department approval has been granted for the possible Foreign Military Sale of a single US Navy Boeing EA-18G Growler to the Australian government, which will act as an attrition replacement for an example that was damaged beyond repair by an engine fire on January 27, 2018

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IN PICTURES: Inside Exercise Northern Lightning 2021

We caught some of the action in Exercise Northern Lightning, held once again at Volk Air National Guard Base in Wisconsin from August 9-20

US Navy’s new airborne jammer heads to production

Raytheon Intelligence & Space has been awarded a US$171.6m contract for Low-Rate Initial Production Lot I of the US Navy's Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band system

Successful SABER test paves way for EC-37B Compass Call upgrade

BAE Systems has successfully flight tested its Small Adaptive Bank of Electronic Resources (SABER) technology

BAE Systems set to launch EPAWSS production

BAE Systems has received a US$58m contract from Boeing to launch low-rate initial production of the F-15 Eagle Passive Active Warning and Survivability System (EPAWSS) for the USAF

EC-27J JEDI marks 5,000 flight hours during Middle East ops

The Italian Air Force has revealed that its Leonardo EC-27J JEDI (Jamming and Electronic Defence Instrumentation) fleet had flown 5,000 flight hours in support of Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq

Northrop Grumman to provide electronic warfare suite for USAF F-16s

The USAF has contracted Northrop Grumman to complete the prototyping efforts of its new electronic warfare suite, which will be integrated onto the service’s Lockheed Martin F-16C/D Fighting Falcon fleet

Saab unveils new decoy missile for Gripen E

Saab unveiled new electronic warfare (EW) capabilities for the Gripen E at the Kauhava Airshow in Finland on August 28, which it will offer in its Finnish Air Force HX Fighter programme bid.