US to supply F-16s' warfare systems to Pak

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Washington, March 20: United States to supply electronic warfare systems to Pakistan. The Pentagon has awarded a 78.2 million dollars contract to a private manufacturer to supply Pakistan with e-warfare systems for F-16 fighter jets. The purchase will be made under the Foreign Military Sales Programme.

ITT Avionics of Chandler Arizona, is the contractor who got the nod for supply. They have over 50 years of multi-platform experience in electronic warfare. ITT provides technologies, systems and services to strategic, tactical and special operations aircraft. Pakistan has selected the ALQ-211 (V) 4 Advanced Integrated Defence Electronics Warfare System known by its acronym AIDEWS.

The Pentagon said the electronic warfare system would be used on the F-16 aircraft Pakistan is buying from the United States. ITT will also supply associated spares with the AIDEW system, support equipment, training, engineering services, flight test support and data.

Pakistan has already provided 39,003,041 dollars to ITT for this contract.

The warfare will be installed at the aircraft at Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico, the Dawn reported.


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