Half-billion contract: US Air Force F-16 will be equipped with new missile attack warning systems


It became known that the US Air Force F-16 aircraft will be equipped with new missile attack warning sensors. We are talking about systems operating in the infrared range. These are Israeli-made systems.


Sensors will be installed under the wings of fighter jets and integrated with electronic warfare systems and thermal trap shooting systems. It is noted that the sensors can be installed on pylons of the Danish manufacturer Terma.

New versions of the missile attack warning system were created by the Israeli company Elbit. The contract for the production of such sensors has already received its American "daughter" - Elbit Systems of America. The full cost of the contract will cost the US military budget nearly half a billion dollars (472 million). At the first stage, it was decided to spend about $ 17 million on production and test use.

The system includes options for visual and audible warnings to the pilot through a monitor in the cockpit or through a Cueing System Helmet Element (JHMCS).

In addition, a contract was concluded with the mentioned Danish company Terma for $ 84 million. The PIDSU pylons she creates will be used not only in the US Air Force, but also in the aviation units of the American National Guard - on F-16 aircraft. PIDSU - universal shells that can combine several useful elements, one of which should be a missile attack warning sensor. Similar integrated systems have been developed for Panavia Tornado aircraft.
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  1. Victor_B 10 March 2020 07: 02 New
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    A perfectly normal practice of modernization ...
    For us, bad news.
    We have finished and will continue to finish (in the sense of modernization) our Migi and Dryers.
    Let them "rejoice" for us.
  2. Fedorov 10 March 2020 07: 06 New
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    And at MiGs and Sushki, what wasn’t like that? Not at such a finite level in the sense of electronics. But the airborne complex "Rita" among the flyers, in a pleasant female voice, said - "missile attack", so it is necessary to evade the maneuver and take the heat and fire and estimate it - it reported directly into the helmet in the 20th century.
    1. Victor_B 10 March 2020 07: 15 New
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      Quote: Fedorov
      Not at such a finite level in the sense of electronics.
      Well, not so much so primitive with us ...
      But nobody is going to report comparative real characteristics for our sofas.
      Moreover, our military does not know about the state crafts, but they are about ours.
      And here we are!
      Couch analysts.
      And EXACTLY decide what is better and what is worse!
      1. Fedorov 10 March 2020 07: 33 New
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        Couch analysts.
        And EXACTLY decide what is better and what is worse!

        What a pessimism. Not all of them are “divan. Some people had to shoot. I’m admitted that even now I’m planting them in BM, everything is already imprinted in my brain.”
        And on the site, I have long been, according to other nicknames, for the mat and the Jews Roma Skomorokhov and Vadik Smirnov twice banned forever. But with some comrades on the site I communicate personally, all the warriors. So the opinions are not all "sofa."
        1. Victor_B 10 March 2020 07: 50 New
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          Quote: Fedorov
          Not all here are “couches. Some people had to shoot.”

          Do not take to heart!
          After all, by nickname it is impossible to determine who you are - a military officer or a schoolboy / student.
          Again, a combat officer in ten years on a civilian lags behind any new technology in any way.
          Here I am an air defense officer and what I was taught in comparison with what is - heaven and earth!
          On the other hand, nature did not change the laws of propagation of radio waves.
          Therefore, all these radar "portraits" by which from any angle and at any distance you can determine the type of aircraft I have a grin.
          Yes they allow to determine. WITH SOME degree of accuracy. I believe that not even with 20%. But much less.
          Yeah, and all sorts of Lynk-16 in real time continuously giving network-centric information. In real. Continuously. ON THE RADIO CHANNEL! Imperceptibly. Not afraid of interference.
          In what range is it possible to ensure stable duplex data transmission for 300-500 km during maneuvering?
          1. Fedorov 10 March 2020 07: 59 New
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            Therefore, all these radar "portraits" by which from any angle and at any distance you can determine the type of aircraft I have a grin.

            Here you are right, I myself am the air defense officer of the ground forces. Maybe we’re behind on the topic, but on the screen there will still be a dot, fatter or smaller, now electronics solves it.
            And I don’t know about the interference - the photo cards gave us "flashes, which plane or aircraft carrier can deliver them. I did not see it in real life."
            1. Victor_B 10 March 2020 08: 03 New
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              Well, I can’t judge.
              On survey radars, for sure, all this is soooooooo doubtful.
              On the "sharp beam" there is already much to be learned, but CHP is simply never turned on by anyone.
          2. Crimean partisan 1974 10 March 2020 08: 10 New
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            Again, a combat officer in ten years in civilian life ....... the old horse doesn’t plow deeply, but it certainly won’t ruin the furrows .... but the striped horses can surprise me, I personally thought that such systems should have been installed 40 years ago something like our Lipa, precisely when the MANPADS calculations did not manifest themselves childishly, but here .... and another moment, with a lightning during the problem, it’s impossible to replace the old people for some reason, oh yes the Saxons are striped
            1. Victor_B 10 March 2020 08: 15 New
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              Quote: Crimean partisan 1974
              Again, a military officer in ten years in civilian life ....... the old horse doesn’t plow even deeply, but it certainly won’t ruin the furrows ....
              but will not plow deeply ... request
              Believe me, at age 55, brains no longer work so fun ... and then everything gets worse.
              1. Crimean partisan 1974 10 March 2020 08: 41 New
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                Believe me, at age 55, brains are no longer so fun to work .... so it is. Nevertheless, experience, so do not drink it into the division, refresh the memory and oglu on the mine, my deadline is already 30 years past and 324 article of the ship's charter is still remembered in detail, and even so "latrine", "deck" " the bulkhead "and so on has not yet been knocked out, although in 23 years in a fire with other terms, it has been tattered. so the furrows are not sports
                1. Victor_B 10 March 2020 08: 44 New
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                  Quote: Crimean partisan 1974
                  so the furrows are not sporty

                  So in the war and win, in the end, such as you men!
          3. KCA
            KCA 10 March 2020 08: 23 New
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            KRET has long been working on a photon radar, so with it it will be possible to recognize not only the type of aircraft, but also the type of missiles on pylons
            1. Victor_B 10 March 2020 08: 33 New
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              Quote: KCA
              above the photon radar, here it will be possible to recognize not only the type of aircraft, but also the type of missiles on the pylons
              Nuuuu ... I just don’t know how to object to you.
              Do not read laudatory articles of our illiterate magazines!
              Understand that a meter wave, an X-ray, is all ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES.
              And the laws of their passage / reflection are VERY difficult to study, but they are unchanged.
              Passage: the higher the range, the smaller the range and more interference from clouds, etc.
              Reflection: here is generally an ass! Just do not rub me about the "stealth". The plane on the radar is definitely "face" never flies.
              In general, for understanding, you need to read a lot of THICK books.
              And on the topic of detecting MANPADS launches, too, is not all clear.
              Everything is complicated.
              1. KCA
                KCA 10 March 2020 08: 44 New
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                The journalists in our country really are always talking nonsense, but sometimes they report with the employees of the research institute, in particular, an expert from KRET spoke about recognizing the type of aircraft and its weapons, in the plot about photon radar, there are probably strong shifts in this matter, it’s not just that radars with AFAR are not very developed and used in our country, with AFAR 80% of the energy goes into heat, even water cooling has to be set, with the photonic one, vice versa, 80% of the energy goes into radiation
                1. Victor_B 10 March 2020 08: 46 New
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                  Quote: KCA
                  said a specialist from KRET, in the story about photon radar

                  ... and you say!
                  (Old joke)
                  in particular, the recognition of the type of aircraft and its weapons
                  Well, what did he have to tell the journalist? Truth and exact character?
                2. Crimean partisan 1974 10 March 2020 08: 56 New
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                  photon radar ....... the phrase is certainly seasoned, but this device is just an ordinary photodetector and lidar, it has been present in military equipment for a long time but there are many limitations that prevent the general introduction of such devices. there is another matyug in this area, a quantum radar based on quantum mechanics, but while the quantists themselves are catching up with this subject, everything is in darkness. so there is what is tangible
                  1. KCA
                    KCA 10 March 2020 09: 07 New
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                    ROFAR is not a lidar at all, like the gayts have, well, absolutely
                    1. Crimean partisan 1974 10 March 2020 09: 50 New
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                      ROFAR is not a lidar at all, like a nut, but ........ a laser beam in the microwave range, that's the whole photon radar, as if not quite like a nut, but the principle is the same
    2. bessmertniy 10 March 2020 07: 16 New
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      It's nice that we are not far behind. yes
  3. rocket757 10 March 2020 07: 34 New
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    Normal modernization during operation ... equipment will still serve.
  4. Thrifty 10 March 2020 07: 35 New
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    Here they are the Israeli omnipotent lobby, the United States except the nameplate Made in Yankiya will soon not be producing any weapons even in the states. For, it’s cheaper to buy someone else’s and put on stream than to develop your own.
    1. fider 10 March 2020 07: 49 New
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      develop laughing
      General - it still talks about something else, go to school, study!
  5. bars1 10 March 2020 10: 33 New
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    Israeli system, Danish pylon ... Where are you going to America ?!
    1. voyaka uh 10 March 2020 11: 25 New
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      They make fuselages and engines if you forget. They do AFARs. Too many.
      And different hinges of avionics are more profitable to choose the most modern from the allies. ELBIT specializes in avionics and communication systems. And leads the world in this area.
  6. Grigory_45 10 March 2020 18: 12 New
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    US Air Force F-16 aircraft will be equipped with new missile attack warning sensors. We are talking about systems operating in the infrared range. These are Israeli-made systems.
    similar systems (MAWS, Missile Approach Warning System - missile attack warning system) have been on combat aircraft since the 80s.
    Their principle has not changed - IR and UV sensors that respond to the torch of the starting rocket (regardless of the method of pointing it, which is a plus of the system), to re-reflection of sunlight from the rocket body and reacting to the heat of the nozzle after the engine is turned off.
    They go along the path of increasing sensitivity and reducing the number of false positives (immunity to interference, artificial and natural)