ITT's AIDEWS Successfully Completes Design Verification Test.CLIFTON, N.J. -- ITT Corporation (NYSE NYSE
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ITT In This Thread (forums) ) announced today that its Advanced Integrated Defensive Electronic Warfare System (AIDEWS AIDEWS Advanced Integrated Defensive Electronic Warfare Suite ), an integrated radar warning and jamming countermeasure system also known as ALQ-211(V)4, has successfully completed a detailed 11-week Design Verification Test (DVT See deep vein thrombosis. ) with the U.S. Air Force. This accomplishment will allow AIDEWS to enter the planned Electronic Warfare flight test program. The DVT, which consists of more than 15,000 test points, was conducted by engineers from the 542nd Electronic Warfare Sustainment Group, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia and the 68th EWS EWS Early Warning System
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"This successful critical milestone test demonstrates the persistence and dedication of the ITT AIDEWS team and the Robins and Eglin Air Force Base Eglin Air Force Base is the home of the United States Air Force 96th Air Base Wing of the Air Force Materiel Command, and is also headquarters for more than 45 associate units. engineers," said Chris Bernhardt, president of ITT's Electronic Systems business. "As a result, our international partners can be confident that AIDEWS systems will effectively protect their F-16s and pilots against today's modern threats."
Developed and produced by ITT's Electronic Systems, AIDEWS is an integrated radar warning and jamming countermeasure system providing fighter pilots with superior situation awareness and protection against radar-based threats, including modern surface-to-air and air-to-air weapon systems. AIDEWS is currently in full production with more than 150 systems under contract for five nations as part of ITT's F-16 Foreign Military Sales That portion of United States security assistance authorized by the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, and the Arms Export Control Act of 1976, as amended. This assistance differs from the Military Assistance Program and the International Military Education and Training Program program. To date, 82 systems have been delivered.
AIDEWS is built upon the proven ALQ-211 family of electronic warfare systems now being used to support numerous U.S. and allied defense customers.
ITT is one of the world's leading suppliers of electronic warfare technology for mission success and survivability. Key technologies produced by ITT's Electronic Systems business include integrated electronic warfare systems for self-protection, reconnaissance and surveillance, force protection, mine defense, naval command/sonar applications, and submarine communication and tracking. In addition, ITT produces aircraft armament suspension/release equipment; electronic weapons interface systems, and advanced composite structures and subsystems, as well as Gilfillan precision landing and air traffic systems.
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ITT Corporation is a high-technology engineering and manufacturing company operating on all seven continents in three vital markets: water and fluids management, global defense and security, and motion and flow control. With a heritage of innovation, ITT partners with its customers to deliver extraordinary solutions that create more livable environments, provide protection and safety and connect our world. Headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., the company generated 2008 sales of $11.7 billion. www.itt.com