AN/ALR-69A(V) Radar Warning Receiver
Superior aircraft. Self-protection at a low total cost of ownership
The ALR-69A, the world’s first all-digital radar warning receiver, provides an affordable and effective solution for protection in the modern threat environment.
The upgraded AN/ALR-69A(V) RWR dramatically enhances aircrew survivability, providing “sensors forward” situational awareness at a substantially lower cost than competing systems. The ALR-69A(V) features capabilities previously unattainable in a tactical RWR: suppression of enemy air defenses, easy cross-platform integration, enhanced spectral and spatial coverage for high-sensitivity detection in dense signal environments, and most recently single-ship geolocation.
Currently being tested on the F-16 and installed on the U.S. Air Force C-130H, KC-46A, ALR-69A is compatible with virtually any airborne platform.
Modular, Open Architecture
Raytheon designed the ALR-69A(V) for the utmost flexibility and growth potential. Using advanced broadband digital receiver technology and an open architecture design, the ALR-69A(V) enhances traditional RWR performance while enabling new missions for the host aircraft.
The design of Raytheon’s ALR-69A(V) allows cross-platform commonality, improved spectral and spatial coverage and easy integration with other ECM or radar systems. The ALR-69A(V) design relies on many commercial off-the-shelf components, allowing for ready expansion or upgrade. The extensive use of COTS parts and digital circuitry also ensures affordability and reliability while it minimizes any risk of parts obsolescence and lowering life-cycle maintenance costs.
The 16-channel broadband receiver can easily be reconfigured to support future applications, and as converter technology continues to improve, users can boost response time and dynamic range by simply replacing a digital circuit card. Extra, pre-wired card slots enable interfaces to any electronic countermeasure or radar system.
Its 360-degree coverage is provided by each of the four receivers. Each one containing a wideband digital channelized receiver, providing signal selectivity and high sensitivity in dense signal environments. The combination of narrow receiver channels and a large number of channels provides the selectivity needed for high sensitivity and management of interference while ensuring rapid coverage of the threat spectrum and rapid response time. The result is unparalleled radio frequency compatibility, improved detection range and accurate, unambiguous identification of friend versus foe in dense signal environments comprised of both threat signals and those from wingmen, coalition partners and commercial operations.
Without any hardware modifications, the ALR-69A(V) can now offer aircrews more options with its single-ship geolocation capability, a first for any RWR. Before this added capability, aircrews only had a rough direction of the arrival of the threat signals. Now the ALR-69A(V) gives them precise information on ground-based threat locations and precision-direction finding for airborne threats. This added capability enables the ALR-69A to assist with targeting solutions while continuing to identify threats in dense signal environments.
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