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System Support: ALQ-214

Mission Statement: NAVAIR EW IPT, Pt Mugu provides the engineering expertise to analyze emerging/modified pulse and continuous wave radar threats, develop appropriate defensive countermeasure techniques/tactics, incorporate those techniques into the User Data File (UDF), load technique into ALQ-214 and the ALE-50A (ALE-55 fiber optic) towed dispensable decoy, perform integrated testing in conjunction with Radar Warning Receivers against simulations, test against ground and flight assets.  Documents developed and supported during this process are the UDF Design Document (UDD), Test Plan, and Test Report.

System Description: The ALQ-214 is an advanced air-borne Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasures (IDECM) programmable modular automated system capable of intercepting, identifying, processing received radar signals (pulsed and continuous) and applying an optimum countermeasures technique in the direction of the radar signal.  Thereby improving individual aircraft probability of survival from a variety of surface-to-air and air-to-air RF threats.  The system operates in a stand-alone or Electronic Warfare (EW) Suite mode.  In the EW Suite mode, the ALQ-214 operates in a fully coordinated mode with the towed dispensable decoy, Radar Warning Receiver (RWR), various dispensable, and the on-board radar in the F/A-18E/F in a coordinated, non-interference manner sharing information for enhanced operation.  The ALQ-214 was designed to operate in a high density Electromagnetic hostile environment with the ability to identify and counter a wide variety of multiple threats including those with Doppler characteristics.    



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Updated: 15 September 2003


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