Multi Mission Pod & AN/ALQ-213(V)
At the Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) this week in hall 2, stand #2440, Terma displays its Multi Mission Pod and other composite parts for the F-35 LIGHTNING II, alongside the latest version of the Electronic Warfare (EW) Management System (EWMS), AN/ALQ-213(V), including automatic threat response, Pilot decission support, Embedded Training and 3D-Audio Warning.
The company’s Airborne systems and applications can be experienced via Terma’s Virtual F-16, Light Attack Aircraft, AH-64 APACHE, C-130J and CH-47 CHINOOK scenarios.
Furthermore, Terma’s “all inclusive” EW Lifecycle Support (EWLS) solution that can support any fleet globally, and the MASE Pod for Light Attack and Rotary-Wing platforms in a new upgraded and cost-effective version that meets the needs of operators, OEMs, and international users are also discussed at FIA.
Terma is considered a major global supplier to the F-35 LIGHTNING II, a role that highlights Terma’s position in the programme. The programme is based on a best value-approach, and Terma’s extensive participation is a result of high-tech solutions at competitive prices and conditions. Terma has currently delivered systems and products to the F-35 programme for more than DKK1.2 billion and the total value of purchase orders received to date is over DKK2 billion.
Lockheed Martin expects to manufacture more than 3,000 F-35 aircraft and when full-rate production is initiated in 2020, the annual production will exceed 200 aircraft.
In 2016, the Danish government announced the F-35 as replacement for Denmark’s F-16s, and declared that it will acquire 27 F-35As, expected to be in operation with the Royal Danish Air Force from 2026.
“Terma offers a total EW management package consisting of coherent and cost-effective solutions that provide our customers with the ultimate freedom of choice,” says Terma.
The EWMS ALQ-213 product family is the core system of Terma’s integrated EW systems solutions. As a subsystem and aircraft independent system, the ALQ-213 integrates individual subsystems into one combined system. The pilot has one single interface to all self-protection subsystems, which results in increased survivability and reduced stress on the pilot in critical situations. “The ALQ-213 allows for integration of any EW subsystem (Radar-, Missile-, Laser Warning, Direct InfraRed CounterMeasures systems, Jammers, Decoys, and Dispensers) enabling us to deliver the solution that best meet operational requirements and budget,” the company states.