Yulista Services, LLC (YSL) is providing engineering sustainment support for the AN/ALQ-211(V) Advanced Integrated Defense Electronic Warfare Suite (AIDEWS) aboard F-16 aircraft operated by the Pakistani and Turkish air forces. ‘Procurement of these services will enhance operational safety, suitability, and effectiveness of the AIDEWS and bolster F-16 FMS fleets’ survivability against electromagnetic threats,’ the DoD noted on 23 April.
Work on the $8.47 million contract from the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (which includes $1 million of FMS funds obligated at the time of award) will be carried out in Warner Robins, Georgia and is scheduled for completion by April 2026. Pakistan operates F-16C/D and F-16A/B aircraft, while Turkey operates F-16C/Ds.
The AN/ALQ-211(V), manufactured by L3Harris Technologies, is an integrated self-protection system designed to protect fixed-wing aircraft and rotorcraft against RF threats. Shephard Defence Insight notes that the radar warning receivers and jammers on AIDEWS can be positioned around the aircraft to provide 360-degree coverage. The AN/ALQ-211(V) can also be linked to onboard countermeasure dispensers.
Scott Jacobsen, YSL President remarked, “YSL welcomes the opportunity to enhance our relationship with Robins AFB and to become part of the Air Force EW family. The YSL team is excited for this opportunity and we look forward to providing years of engineering support.”
For more information about this operation, please contact Scott Jacobsen: Scott.Jacobsen@yulista.com