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Unread post20 Mar 2016, 00:05

Does it have jamming capabilities ?

From BAE systems :
The AN/ASQ-239 system protects the F-35 with advanced technology for next generation missions to counter current and emerging threats. Equipped with offensive and defensive electronic warfare options for the pilot and aircraft, the suite provides fully integrated radar warning, targeting support, and self-protection, to detect and defeat surface and airborne threats.

The system provides the pilot with maximum situational awareness, helping to identify, monitor, analyze, and respond to potential threats. Advanced avionics and sensors provide a real-time, 360-degree view of the battlespace, helping to maximize detection ranges and provide the pilot with options to evade, engage, counter or jam threats.

Always active, AN/ASQ-239 provides all-aspect, broadband protection, allowing the F-35 to reach well-defended targets and suppress enemy radars. The system stands alone in its ability to operate in signal-dense environments, providing the aircraft with radio-frequency and infrared countermeasures, and rapid response capabilities. AN/ASQ-239 is a platform-level solution that provides the F-35 with improved reliability and maintainability, helping reduce long term life cycle costs to keep the aircraft fielded now and into the future.


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Unread post20 Mar 2016, 01:21

Iam not sure if the ASQ-239 antenna can transmit or not but F-35 can transmit jamming signal through APG-81 or ALE-70 FOTD
The ALE-70 Towed Decoy is a countermeasures dispenser system designed to fit into the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft. The ALE-70 provides aircraft self-protection against radar guided missiles.Funds procure all system components: decoys, canisters, and explosive cartridges to deploy the decoys

http://www.afcea.org/content/?q=taxonom ... 1213#.dpuf
http://www.i2insights.com/library/defen ... F-76-A.pdf
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Unread post20 Mar 2016, 01:28

yes it does and a lot of other stuff.
http://www.asiapacificdefencereporter.c ... ic-warfare
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Unread post20 Mar 2016, 01:30

eloise wrote:Iam not sure if the ASQ-239 antenna can transmit or not but F-35 can transmit jamming signal through APG-81 or ALE-70 FOTD
The ALE-70 Towed Decoy is a countermeasures dispenser system designed to fit into the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft. The ALE-70 provides aircraft self-protection against radar guided missiles.Funds procure all system components: decoys, canisters, and explosive cartridges to deploy the decoys

http://www.afcea.org/content/?q=taxonom ... 1213#.dpuf
http://www.i2insights.com/library/defen ... F-76-A.pdf


What about JSF-CI-3 ?
BAE Systems-Electronic Solutions, Nashua, New Hampshire, is being awarded a firm-fixed-price contract potentially valued at nearly $21 million to manufacture JSF-CI-3 countermeasure equipment used for the Joint Strike Fighter Program. JSF-CI-3 is a component of AN/ASQ-239 Electronic Warfare System. The U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity.
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Unread post20 Mar 2016, 01:35

optimist wrote:yes it does and a lot of other stuff.
http://www.asiapacificdefencereporter.c ... ic-warfare


I can't find the part that say it can .. Could you quote that ?
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Unread post20 Mar 2016, 01:41

house_13 wrote:
optimist wrote:yes it does and a lot of other stuff.
http://www.asiapacificdefencereporter.c ... ic-warfare


I can't find the part that say it can .. Could you quote that ?

A very telling quote from the above source - penultimate paragraph - last sentence:
"...AN/ASQ-239 (Barracuda) Electronic Warfare System.
The AN/ASQ-239 Barracuda is based on the F-22 Raptor’s AN/ALR-94 suite, but is reportedly many times more sensitive than previous generations of RWR. The ten sets of RF antennae are distributed on the both wing leading and trailing edges and rear edges of the horizontal tail surfaces of the aircraft to collectively provide forward and aft Band 2,3,4 coverage. These locations provide excellent, almost spherical, spatial coverage allowing detection and geolocation of threats. Public data about this system is limited...."
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Unread post20 Mar 2016, 01:50

house_13 wrote:What about JSF-CI-3 ?
BAE Systems-Electronic Solutions, Nashua, New Hampshire, is being awarded a firm-fixed-price contract potentially valued at nearly $21 million to manufacture JSF-CI-3 countermeasure equipment used for the Joint Strike Fighter Program. JSF-CI-3 is a component of AN/ASQ-239 Electronic Warfare System. The U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity.

I recon it is the same as IDECM on F-18E/F
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Unread post20 Mar 2016, 02:19

DiD Defence Industry Daily does not allow hotlinked graphics / images so here it is attached from above 'eloise' citation: http://media.defenceindustrydaily.com/i ... ics_lg.jpg
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Unread post20 Mar 2016, 06:01

Keep in mind that when the "AN/ASQ-239" says active, that it can be talking about the AESA EW functions and both the Chaff & Flare dispensers, all of which the AN/ASQ-239 controls.
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Unread post21 Mar 2016, 00:13

house_13 wrote:
optimist wrote:yes it does and a lot of other stuff.
http://www.asiapacificdefencereporter.c ... ic-warfare


I can't find the part that say it can .. Could you quote that ?

it's all interconnected, the jamming is a very small part and is done by the transmit modules of the APG-81 'radar' by what is public. but that's like saying that an iphone makes telephone calls, as you know the iphone is much more than that.

EDIT: as what spud said above and answered it.
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Unread post21 Mar 2016, 02:25

Best consideredl in a tightly integrated "system of systems" context.
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Unread post16 Nov 2020, 13:46

Are the AN/ASQ-239 EW/CM developed bye BAE in UK, og BAE in Nashua? I mean then the technical design.
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Unread post16 Nov 2020, 15:59

pron wrote:Are the AN/ASQ-239 EW/CM developed bye BAE in UK, og BAE in Nashua? I mean then the technical design.

No. It's a BAE US product/design.
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Unread post16 Nov 2020, 17:01

wrightwing wrote:
pron wrote:Are the AN/ASQ-239 EW/CM developed bye BAE in UK, og BAE in Nashua? I mean then the technical design.

No. It's a BAE US product/design.

Thank's a lot. I also found this: https://i.imgur.com/ixx2Boc.png

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