AN/ALQ-184 ECM Pod

Counter sophisticated threats in dense signal environments

The ALQ-184 is a self-protect electronic countermeasures (ECM) electronic warfare (EW) pod used on U.S. Air Force tactical aircraft. Its computer-controlled multibeam receivers and mini-TWT amplifiers operate in both receive and transmit modes to selectively direct high power jamming against multiple emitters. The system provides instantaneous RF signal processing that is wide open in angle and frequency. Features such as a high sensitivity multibeam receiver, continuous wave, pulse and pulse Doppler allow a 100 percent probability of threat detection.

The ALQ-184 increases effective radiated power, reduces countermeasure response time and improves reliability, maintainability and system availability over all previous U.S. Air Force self-protect pods and is available in two- and three-band configurations.