ITT Industries Avionics Division has been awarded a contract by the US Army Special Operations Command to equip Special Operations aircraft with its electronic protection system, the AN/ALQ-211 Suite of Integrated RF Countermeasures (SIRFC).
The system reportedly protects aircraft from radar-guided missiles. Under the $45Million contract, ITT Industries will provide initial SIRFC production systems for installation on several types of aircraft.
Additionally, ITT Industries will serve as the systems integration lead for the overall survivability equipment to be installed.
According to ITT, SIRFC will provide Army Special Operations Aircraft with highly accurate radar warning and countermeasures capabilities. Based on its open architecture and modular building block design, SIRFC is said to provide an array of capabilities to a number of aircraft.
SIRFC offers either stand-alone or integrated capabilities in the areas of sensor fusion; situation awareness, radar warning, electronic countermeasures and electronic support measures based on the host platform’s mission requirements.