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US Navy Tested New EW Complex

In the coming years, the US Navy will receive additional protection against anti-ship missiles. Press office Corporation Lockheed Martin reports that the prototype of the complex of electronic warfare AN / ALQ-248, developed for helicopters of type MH-60, completed the passage of the first phase of testing. According to the developers, the creation of a promising EW system is proceeding according to the previously approved schedule.

US Navy Tested New EW Complex

Schematic representation of the principle of operation of the complex AN / ALQ-248

New EW systems will allow launches of enemy anti-ship missiles and transfer information to the ship’s on-board systems. The command of the US Navy believes that the presence of such systems on a helicopter will make it possible to record the launch of missiles much earlier, and also more accurately track their trajectories already at the initial stage of movement. In the event that a rocket threatens the ship, the EW system activates countermeasure systems (for example, by creating a false electronic signal).

The AOEW AMP AN / ALQ-248 complex is designed as a suspension container for MH-60R or MH-60S helicopters (anti-submarine and multi-purpose modification of Seahawk helicopters). In this case, the system operates autonomously from the on-board electronics of the helicopter and does not require pilot intervention. If necessary, the new EW complex can "mask" missile launches from American ships. The complex can operate autonomously or in conjunction with the onboard system of the ship, giving it the ability to respond early to threats. Representatives of the company Lockheed Martin indicate that the mass production of AOEW AMP AN / ALQ-248 will be established before the 2019 year, and by the 2021 year, the complexes will be installed on US Navy helicopters, reports "Warspot"
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  1. Thrall
    Thrall 6 September 2017 15: 26
    War of the press services?
    But with whom, with competing manufacturers in the USA or Russia?
    1. Olaf Uksimae
      Olaf Uksimae 6 September 2017 16: 19
      Someone merges the characteristics of the guidance systems of our PCB to them?
      1. 6 September 2017 16: 35
        Judging by the general description, they just want to add launch fixation devices and coordinates of low-flying targets. Something like Chain Mail - three helicopters passively detect the radiation of the PB missiles and determine their coordinates. Conceptually - nothing new, but technically - nothing is known at all.
        1. Olaf Uksimae
          Olaf Uksimae 6 September 2017 17: 14
          They don’t have anything “simple”
   7 September 2017 14: 01
            Well, yes, yes ... It’s only we have a budget cut.
            And they are not easy laughing
  2. Plombir
    Plombir 6 September 2017 15: 27
    Yeah! Mattresses aroused. Late to drink Borjomi. Although, a good reason for cutting the budget. Anchor to you in the anus, partners.
  3. Ursus
    Ursus 6 September 2017 15: 28
    In terms of electronic warfare, I am not an expert, but I will follow the worker-peasant logic (this is closer to me):

    And if the weather is non-flying?

    In addition, there are probably places in the World Ocean where flying weather rarely occurs. What to do in such cases? Declare a truce?

    Moreman, enlighten, plz, how does this happen?
  4. dzvero
    dzvero 6 September 2017 15: 47
    My question is - is it possible by means of RB to display a text (for example, the proverbial word of three letters) on the screen of an enemy’s radar?
  5. Herculesic
    Herculesic 6 September 2017 15: 50
    In my opinion, the integrated complex is much better than the suspended one, even if the hanging container is a very vulnerable target.
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 6 September 2017 16: 00
      Getting into the container is much harder than getting into the helicopter itself.
      1. Fei_Wong
        Fei_Wong 6 September 2017 17: 53
        Those. if they get into the helicopter carrier (which means its knockout), do you think it means that everything will be okay with the container?
        Well, okay, I understand you.
      2. APASUS
        APASUS 6 September 2017 19: 22
        Quote: voyaka uh
        Getting into the container is much harder than getting into the helicopter itself.

        Strange you argue. Getting into a helicopter 100% destruction of systems, they are mounted in a hanging container or in the helicopter itself does not matter.
        But with the hanging container there is still the issue of power supply, the onboard generator will pull out, then the additional generator, the fuel tank and off it went, it took off and the firewood ran out
  6. tchoni
    tchoni 6 September 2017 16: 18
    It can be seen strongly their excercis with "Donald Cook" impressed .....
    1. ZVO
      ZVO 6 September 2017 20: 24
      Quote: tchoni
      It can be seen strongly their excercis with "Donald Cook" impressed .....

      One may ask, what happened to Donald Cook?
      citations and links are not necessary ..
      Tell us in your own words ...
      I really like bedtime stories ...
      1. sabakina
        sabakina 6 September 2017 21: 02
        He was asked to drive for a beer. gave money and he went. Since then, no money, no beer, no Cook ...
        1. ZVO
          ZVO 6 September 2017 21: 05
          Quote: sabakina
          He was asked to drive for a beer. gave money and he went. Since then, no money, no beer ...

          This is not a fairy tale ... it is the realities of Russian life ...
          1. sabakina
            sabakina 6 September 2017 21: 06
            The realities of Russian life are sending a turtle for vodka.
      2. st25310
        st25310 6 September 2017 23: 50
        And there was no catch or trick at all.
        They entered without knocking, almost without sound,
        They put a bamboo club into action,
        The bale is right in the crown and there is no Cook.
        But there is, however, still an assumption,
        What Cook ate out of great respect!
    VOENOBOZ 6 September 2017 20: 21
    Yes, they have interference systems and only we really do not know about them.
  8. Peenke
    Peenke 6 September 2017 20: 39
    So laughed at the name that I had to register) AN / ALQ-248
    1. jonhr
      jonhr 6 September 2017 20: 52
      Well, because you probably always think about this body laughing now I am laughing. from you!
    2. AUL
      AUL 6 September 2017 21: 19
      Yes, it was worth registering for this! good
    3. ZVO
      ZVO 6 September 2017 21: 24
      Quote: Peenke
      So laughed at the name that I had to register) AN / ALQ-248

      From the word "Analog" you probably just flatters ...

      AN / ALQ-248.
      The usual designation.
      Military electronics destination REP and EW in service with the United States.
      How to decipher it.
      AN / ALQ-248
      AN / - adopted. standard sample.
      A - aviation
      L - counteraction
      Q - highly specialized or combined
      -248 is just a serial number.
      As an example of many such notation.
      as an example of decryption.
      1. Aleks2048
        Aleks2048 6 September 2017 22: 45
        You should not take everything so seriously ... The name is really burning! laughing
  9. ROM1077
    ROM1077 7 September 2017 08: 21
    dangerous trend ....
  10. Dzafdet
    Dzafdet 7 September 2017 17: 00
    Quote: voyaka uh
    Getting into the container is much harder than getting into the helicopter itself.

    Yes, you sho? Undermine guided ammunition with buckshot next to the helicopter and the mustache! laughing tongue wassat