Rafael to Supply Additional Litening Pods for US Fighter Jets

The company received follow-on orders for the advanced precision targeting pod and an EW system from the United States and an Asian customer totaling NIS 200 million

Rafael to Supply Additional Litening Pods for US Fighter Jets

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Rafael Advanced Defense Systems announced Monday it had received new orders for EO and EW systems worth approximately NIS 200 million.

The company will supply Litening electro-optic precision targeting pods for the use of US Air Force fighter jets, in collaboration with the American Northrop Grumman Company.

Rafael also received an order for an electronic warfare system from an undisclosed country in Asia. Both are follow-on orders for already operational systems.

Rafael has a variety of operational electro-optic systems, including the Litening, RecceLite XR, and others, which have proven valuable in combat on numerous occasions and have already been purchased by several countries.

The Litening is a multi-spectral airborne targeting and navigational pod. It is fully operational day and night and features advanced sensors capable of performing under adverse weather conditions.

To date, thousands of Rafael Litening systems have been sold to dozens of countries around the world, and have accrued over one million operational flight hours on 25 types of aircraft.

Rafael also offers a range of electronic warfare systems, aimed at sabotaging hostile attacks. These include protection for mobile target scenarios, jamming systems that utilize customized techniques depending on the given threat, as well as decoys to divert homing missiles.


[Source: Jewish Press]

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