F-16 Fighting Falcon News

Raytheon receives $242M order from Greece

May 6, 2003 (by Lieven Dewitte) - Raytheon won a $242 million contract from Greece's air force to provide jamming equipment for F-16 fighter jets. Under the contract, Raytheon will supply the Hellenic Air Force with a new, enhanced version of the "Advanced Self- Protection Integrated Suite," or ASPIS II.

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The systems warn pilots of incoming weapons, set off decoy flares and jam the invading weapons' directional systems.

The new contract calls for a total of 60 complete integrated electronic warfare suites, consisting of the ALR-93(V) threat warning system made by Northrop Grumman Corp. , an ALQ-187 jammer and an ALE-47 chaff/flare dispenser built by Britain's BAE Systems Plc.

The contract also calls for an additional 29 ALQ-187 jammers to equip existing Block 30/50 F-16 fighters with digital radio frequency memory capability.