Raytheon demonstrates first ever geolocation capability for radar warning receiver

Single-ship geolocation enhances aircrew survivability

February 27, 2017

Raytheon Company demonstrated, in a recent flight test, single-ship geolocation capability for the ALR-69A(V), a first for any radar warning receiver.

The AN/ALR-69A(V) — the world's first all-digital radar warning receiver — enhances aircrew survivability, providing "sensors forward" situational awareness at lower costs than competing systems through simple software modifications.

"Adding single-ship geolocation capability to a radar warning receiver transforms the way pilots execute their missions," said Paul Overstreet, ALR-69A program manager, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems. "The ALR-69A can now assist with targeting solutions while continuing to identify threats in dense signal environments."

Geolocation capabilities offer aircrews more options, allowing pilots to decide whether to maneuver to avoid the threat or to prosecute it. Before this added geolocation capability, aircrews only had an approximate direction of the arrival of the threat signals. The ALR-69A(V) now provides aircrews precise information on ground-based threat locations and precision-direction finding for airborne threats.