Elbit Systems announced today that it was selected to provide Airborne Electronic Warfare (EW) self-protection systems for the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) CH‑53GS/GE heavy-lift cargo helicopters.
The company was selected by the German defense procurement agency, BAAINBw (Bundesamt für Ausrüstung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr, “Federal Office for German Armed Forces Equipment, Information Technology, and In-Service Support”) as part of the platform upgrade program led by Airbus Helicopters.
The EW systems to be provided include Elbit Systems’ unified, mature and combat-proven, digital Radar Warning Receivers (RWR) and EW Controllers (EWC).
Elbit Systems’ digital RWR and EWC rapidly detect and accurately locate a wide range of impinging enemy threats, even in a dense EW environment, enabling reliable and timely warnings to the aircrew. The digital RWR and EWC feature complete and independent threat programmability enabling a seamless update of emitter libraries as well as flight data recording for pilot debriefing and training.
The systems’ low size, weight and power (SWaP), as well as low life cycle costs, further increase the operational effectiveness and efficiency of the systems.