Raytheon wins EAF order for warfare software

Defence contractor Raytheon’s newest integrated electronic warfare suite, ACES, has been selected by the Egyptian Air Force (EAF) to provide self-protection capabilities for its F-16 aircraft.

The EAF agreed to purchase 20 Block 52 F-16 aircraft from prime contractor, technology company Lockheed Martin.

Under Egypt’s Peace Vector VII programme, Raytheon will provide Lockheed Martin with electronic warfare systems for the F-16 contract, as well as related spares and maintenance support.