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Canada’s Hornet Upgrades: ALR-67 RWRs

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AN/ALR-67 V3(click to view full) Australia’s ALR 2002 attempt to develop its own radar warning receiver & protection suite for its aircraft, including the RAAF’s F/A-18 Hornets, failed, forcing Australia to turn to the global standard for Hornets and Super Hornets: Raytheon’s AN/ALR-67(v)3. Canada also has a CF-18 Hornet upgrade program underway, as the current CF-18 fleet is expected to serve until at least 2017. As attacks from Pakistan rise, the government is also looking hard at sending its Hornets into harm’s way in Afghanistan. Raytheon’s AN/ALR-67v3 is a radar warning receiver that provides visual and audio alerts to F/A-18 aircrew when it detects ground-based, ship-based, or airborne radar emitters. It’s designed to provide accurate identification, azimuth displays, and threat levels for hostile and friendly emitters. It has become the modern standard for F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet aircraft, and has been incorporated into a number of earlier model Hornets flown around the world. Canada is adding itself to that list, and continues to buy new systems as part of multi-country orders. CF-18 In August 2007, Canada’s formal DSCA request involved 59 AN/ALR-67v3 Radar Warning Receivers, 24 AN/ALR-67v3 partial ship-sets, test program sets, adapters, test sets and support equipment, spare and […]

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