With its advanced digital technology and open architecture design, the ALR-69A(V) offers superior aircraft self-protection at a low total cost of ownership.
The world's first all-digital radar warning receiver (RWR), the ALR-69A(V) features capabilities previously unattainable in a tactical RWR: suppression of enemy air defenses, easy cross-platform integration, and enhanced spectral and spatial coverage for high-sensitivity detection in dense signal environments.
Initially to be installed on the U.S. Air Force AC/MC/C-130 and F-16, the system is compatible with virtually any airborne platform. By using four independent Digital Quadrant Receivers, each covering one quadrant of the aircraft, the ALR-69A(V) provides sophisticated signal selectivity and management of possible interference emanating from wingmen, coalition partners and commercial aircraft. The result is improved detection range and accurate, unambiguous identification of friend versus foe.
Raytheon designed the ALR-69A(V) for the utmost in flexibility and growth potential. The modular, open architecture relies on many commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components that allow for ready expansion or upgrade. The 16-channel broadband receiver can be easily reconfigured to support future applications and, as converter technology continues to improve, users can boost response time and dynamic range by replacing a digital circuit card. Extra, pre-wired card slots enable interfaces to any electronic countermeasure or radar system.
The ALR-69A(V) design also reduces procurement and life-cycle maintenance costs. The extensive use of COTS parts and digital circuitry ensures affordability and reliability while it minimizes any risk of parts obsolescence.