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Northrop Grumman Corporation AN/ALQ-218 RWR/ESM/ELINT Sensor System

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Northrop Grumman's AN/ALQ-218 Radar Warning Receiver / Electronic Support Measures / Electronic Intelligence (RWR/ESM/ELINT) Sensor System is the U.S. Navy's choice for airborne situational awareness and signal intelligence gathering. A passive, high performance SIGINT sensor system, the AN/ALQ-218 protects the warfighter by detecting, identifying, locating and analyzing sources of radio frequency (RF) emission. The AN/ALQ-218 family is currently in production and installed on both the EA-18G and P-8A Poseidon ASW/ASUW aircraft. New spiral initiatives are positioning the AN/ALQ-218 as the ESM system of choice for future Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and subsurface applications. The AN/ALQ-218 is the world's only receiver system proven to provide high Probability of Intercept (POI) under "Look-Through" operations, enabling DF & Geolocation, parameter measurement and Intentional Modulation on Pulse (IMOP) detection while simultaneously supporting enemy radar threat jamming. The AN/ALQ-218 also supports Specific Emitter Identification (SEI) characterization. The AN/ALQ-218 utilizes a unique combination of short and long baseline interferometer techniques along with a patented passive ranging algorithm to provide precision Geolocation of all ground-based emitters. ELINT signal analysis software is easily provided via the NGC PASS (Parameterizer & Analysis Software System) tool which receives signal data from analog or digital sources and provides measurement tools for analysis in either pre-detected or Pulse Descriptive Word (PDW) domain. AN/ALQ-218 system features: Broad Radio Frequency Range: Bands 0, 1, 2 and band 3 Signal Types: Radar (Pulsed & CW) with optional COMMs support High Sensitivity and Dynamic Range Dynamic Tuning in sparse signal environment (Jamming) Passive Precision Geolocation expandable to targeting accuracies Specific Emitter Identification (to USG MISPE standards) Commercial Interference Mitigation (in bands 0 & 1) Enhanced Fine Frequency Measurement supporting Jamming Latest generation Frequency Domain Digital Channelized Receiver TRL 9 Technology (Hardware and Software)
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AN/ALQ-218 RWR/ESM/ELINT Sensor System
AN/ALQ-218 RWR/ESM/ELINT Sensor System
Northrop Grumman's AN/ALQ-218 Radar Warning Receiver / Electronic Support Measures / Electronic Intelligence (RWR/ESM/ELINT) Sensor System is the U.S. Navy's choice for airborne situational awareness and signal intelligence gathering. A passive, high performance SIGINT sensor system, the AN/ALQ-218 protects the warfighter by detecting, identifying, locating and analyzing sources of radio frequency (RF) emission. The AN/ALQ-218 family is currently in production and installed on both the EA-18G and P-8A Poseidon ASW/ASUW aircraft. New spiral initiatives are positioning the AN/ALQ-218 as the ESM system of choice for future Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and subsurface applications. The AN/ALQ-218 is the world's only receiver system proven to provide high Probability of Intercept (POI) under "Look-Through" operations, enabling DF & Geolocation, parameter measurement and Intentional Modulation on Pulse (IMOP) detection while simultaneously supporting enemy radar threat jamming. The AN/ALQ-218 also supports Specific Emitter Identification (SEI) characterization. The AN/ALQ-218 utilizes a unique combination of short and long baseline interferometer techniques along with a patented passive ranging algorithm to provide precision Geolocation of all ground-based emitters. ELINT signal analysis software is easily provided via the NGC PASS (Parameterizer & Analysis Software System) tool which receives signal data from analog or digital sources and provides measurement tools for analysis in either pre-detected or Pulse Descriptive Word (PDW) domain. AN/ALQ-218 system features: Broad Radio Frequency Range: Bands 0, 1, 2 and band 3 Signal Types: Radar (Pulsed & CW) with optional COMMs support High Sensitivity and Dynamic Range Dynamic Tuning in sparse signal environment (Jamming) Passive Precision Geolocation expandable to targeting accuracies Specific Emitter Identification (to USG MISPE standards) Commercial Interference Mitigation (in bands 0 & 1) Enhanced Fine Frequency Measurement supporting Jamming Latest generation Frequency Domain Digital Channelized Receiver TRL 9 Technology (Hardware and Software)

Northrop Grumman's AN/ALQ-218 Radar Warning Receiver / Electronic Support Measures / Electronic Intelligence (RWR/ESM/ELINT) Sensor System is the U.S. Navy's choice for airborne situational awareness and signal intelligence gathering.
A passive, high performance SIGINT sensor system, the AN/ALQ-218 protects the warfighter by detecting, identifying, locating and analyzing sources of radio frequency (RF) emission.
The AN/ALQ-218 family is currently in production and installed on both the EA-18G and P-8A Poseidon ASW/ASUW aircraft. New spiral initiatives are positioning the AN/ALQ-218 as the ESM system of choice for future Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and subsurface applications.
The AN/ALQ-218 is the world's only receiver system proven to provide high Probability of Intercept (POI) under "Look-Through" operations, enabling DF & Geolocation, parameter measurement and Intentional Modulation on Pulse (IMOP) detection while simultaneously supporting enemy radar threat jamming. The AN/ALQ-218 also supports Specific Emitter Identification (SEI) characterization.
The AN/ALQ-218 utilizes a unique combination of short and long baseline interferometer techniques along with a patented passive ranging algorithm to provide precision Geolocation of all ground-based emitters.
ELINT signal analysis software is easily provided via the NGC PASS (Parameterizer & Analysis Software System) tool which receives signal data from analog or digital sources and provides measurement tools for analysis in either pre-detected or Pulse Descriptive Word (PDW) domain.

AN/ALQ-218 system features:

  • Broad Radio Frequency Range: Bands 0, 1, 2 and band 3
  • Signal Types: Radar (Pulsed & CW) with optional COMMs support
  • High Sensitivity and Dynamic Range
  • Dynamic Tuning in sparse signal environment (Jamming)
  • Passive Precision Geolocation expandable to targeting accuracies
  • Specific Emitter Identification (to USG MISPE standards)
  • Commercial Interference Mitigation (in bands 0 & 1)
  • Enhanced Fine Frequency Measurement supporting Jamming
  • Latest generation Frequency Domain Digital Channelized Receiver
  • TRL 9 Technology (Hardware and Software)
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Product Category Signals Intelligence Systems
Product Name AN/ALQ-218 RWR/ESM/ELINT Sensor System
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