Advanced Airborne Integrated Defensive Electronic Warfare Suite (AIDEWS)

Fighter aircraft require effective state-of-the-art countermeasures to complete their mission, whether it’s close air support, battlefield area interdiction, strike, suppression of enemy air defenses or defense interceptors. L3Harris’ Advanced AIDEWS provides the U.S. and its coalition partners with the technology needed for mission success and survivability in an increasingly lethal threat environment.

Affordable, modular, scalable and proven 

Advanced AIDEWS AN/ALQ-211A(V)4 is a modernized version of our AIDEWS system currently on coalition F-16 aircraft. The system provides an internal, fully-integrated radar warning and radio frequency (RF) countermeasures capability. After extensive evaluation of worldwide electronic warfare systems, the Air Forces of seven allies to NATO countries selected AIDEWS based on its operational capability, advanced technology and affordability.

The updated L3Harris pod-based system A(V)9 shares a new reduced form-factor line replaceable units (LRU) that are interchangeable with the Advanced AIDEWS internal system. It can also be configured to compliment legacy on-board radar warning receiver systems (RWR) to function as the primary threat warning sensor.

The Advanced AIDEWS open-system design accommodates the seamless addition of combat-proven electronic warfare applications. The software-defined technology components enable unprecedented digital radar threat warning and robust digital countermeasures capability.