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AN/ALQ-214 IDECM  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2003
Total Production: 267
Unitary Cost: USD$4.5 million
Also Known As: AN/ALQ-214(V)2, Integrated Defenseive Electronic Countermeasures, Radio Frequency Countermeasures and RFCM
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: BAE Systems and ITT Industries
Parent System: AN/ALQ-214 IDECM
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2003
Total Production: 267
Total Cost: USD$863 million
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Description: The AN/ALQ-214 is the next generation self-protection system for USAF and US Navy tactical and strategic aircraft. This system, jointly developed by BAe Systems and ITT, consists of on-board systems (ITT) and an off-board fiber optic towed decoy known as ALE-55 (BAe).

The ALQ-214 will be able to detect and defeat lethal radar threats well beyond the 2010 timeframe. It will be integrated into the B-1B Lancer long range Bomber, replacing the aging ALQ-161, and into the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet multipurpose fighter. Eventually, ALQ-214 could be integrated for other aircraft.

In early September 2004, the US Navy approved the full rate production of AN/ALQ-214 Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasure (IDECM) Radio Frequency Countermeasure (RFCM) ordering 19 (V)2 systems worth $63.7 million for the F/A-18E/F aircraft. The work to be carried out by ITT is expected to be completed in August 2007.

On January 14, 2005, ITT Avionics was awarded a $68 million contract for fiscal year 2005 full rate production II of 38 ALQ-214(V)2 systems. The work on the second full rate production contract is expected to be complete by July 2008.

AN/ALQ-214 IDECM Applications


Combat Aircraft B-1B Lancer F/A-18E Super Hornet F/A-18F Super Hornet

AN/ALQ-214 IDECM News

There are 7 news between
1 Dec 2006 and 17 Nov 2016
Thursday, November 17, 2016FMS: Kuwait Seeks 40 F/A-18E/F Super Hornet Aircraft
Thursday, February 28, 2013FMS: Australia Wants 12 F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and 12 EA-18G Growler Aircraft
Thursday, August 6, 2009FMS: Brazil Seeks 36 F/A-18E/F Super Hornets
Friday, August 1, 2008FMS: Australia Seeks Follow-On Support for F/A-18E/F Aircraft
Tuesday, June 3, 2008AN/ALE-55 Anti-Missile Decoy Begins Tests on F/A-18E/F Super Hornet
Thursday, October 11, 2007FMS: Australia Seeks Weapons Package for F/A-18E/F Super Hornets
Friday, December 1, 2006US Navy Exercises IDECM FY2007 Contract Option

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