Boeing may not be saying much about the configuration of the KC-46 aerial tanker, but Raytheon revealed that it will be protecting the next U.S. Air Force tanker. The company announced a contract from Boeing to supply ALR-69A radar-warning receivers and anti-jam GPS receivers. The ALR-69A has previously been fitted to Lockheed Martin C-130s and F-16s.
“Our advanced digital open architecture provides increased sensitivity and the ability to accurately identify threat signals much earlier in today’s dense urban environments,” noted Mark Kula, vice president of Tactical Airborne Systems for Raytheon’s Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) sector.
Raytheon’s GPS receiver “is the first to integrate high-performance digital anti-jam capabilities into a single product,” according to Joe Kiser, program manager Integrated Technology programs for Raytheon SAS.