Airborne EW systems to be supplied to German AF

GERMANY. Elbit Systems announced that it was selected by the Federal Office for Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology, and In-Service Support to support the preliminary design of Airborne Electronic Warfare (EW) self-protection systems for the CH-53 GS/GE transport helicopters, as part of the platform upgrade program led by Airbus Helicopters.

The EW systems to be provided include Elbit Systems’ unified, digital Radar Warning Receivers (RWR) and EW Controllers (EWC). According to the company, Elbit Systems’ digital RWR and EWC detect and locate a wide range of impinging enemy threats, even in a dense EW environment, enabling reliable and timely warning to the aircrew.

The digital RWR and EWC feature complete threat programmability intended to enable seamless update of emitter libraries as well as flight data recording for pilot debriefing and training. The company claims that the system boasts low size, weight, and power, as well as low life cycle costs, further increasing the operational effectiveness and efficiency of the systems.