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Northrop Grumman Contracted for Digital RWR/EW System

Northrop Grumman has received a contract from a major customer for a combination digital RWR and EW management system suite, the AN/APR-39D(V)2 system.

Northrop Grumman Corp. has received a $124.7 million contract award for the production of a AN/APR-39D(V)2 combination digital radar warning receiver (RWR) and electronic-warfare (EW) management system. The award follows the successful completion of engineering and manufacturing development activities, including a series of rigorous tests that verified the systems’ readiness for production and capabilities of handling full combat operations.

The lightweight digital RWR system and EW management system provides 360-deg. detection and identification of RF signals identifying threats to an aircraft. It can display data from multiple onboard sensors and automatically initiate electronic countermeasures (ECM) to protect aircrews from a variety of threats.

The AN/APR-39D(V)2 is a small, lightweight digital RWR and EW management system that can detect and identify threats with 360-deg. coverage. (Photo courtesy of Northrop Grumman)

The AN/APR-39D(V)2 system (see photo) incorporates high-performance digital receiver technology, enhanced signal processing, and updated apertures for comprehensive aircraft survivability in the modern combat environment. The digital receiver technology has been proven across numerous EW systems and has shown excellent value and reliability under combat conditions.

“With the AN/APR-39D(V)2, we are bringing mature, fifth-generation digital technology to the rotary fleet,” said Robert Fleming, vice president, land & avionics C4ISR division, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems. “With its growth path to additional capabilities, including radio frequency countermeasures and advanced self-protection, the AN/APR-39D(V)2 will help warfighters stay ahead of emerging threats.”

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