airborne self-protection jammer


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airborne self-protection jammer

[′er‚bȯrn ¦self·prə′tek·shən ‚jam·ər]
(electronics)
An electronic system carried by an aircraft to prevent detection by enemy radar, by both emitting signals that obscure radar returns and disguising the jamming signal itself.

airborne self-protection jammer (ASPJ)

An ECM (electronic countermeasure) system that jams the signal of hostile radar and thus provides protection to the mother aircraft only. Any protection to other aircraft in the formation is incidental. The jammer first detects the radiation of enemy emitters and compares it with its integral threat library. If the transmission either is confirmed to be hostile or is an unknown threat, the jammer radiates and jams the enemy receiver(s) and thus attempts to protect the aircraft.
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The House and Senate authorization conferees provided strong support to such EW programs as the EA-6B, Airborne Self-Protection Jammer (ASPJ), ALQ-135 jammer, Nulka decoy, Battle Group Passive Horizon Extension System (BGPHES) and various manned and unmanned reconnaissance programs.
SPS-150 Lyutik: Airborne self-protection jammer fitted to the MiG-25RB Foxbat-B.
As industry anxiously awaited the release of the F/A-18E/F Integrated Defensive ECM (IDECM) RFP, sources in the community said they expect a potential surprise - a requirement for a towed jamming system as a replacement for the ALQ-165 Airborne Self-Protection Jammer (ASPJ).
The sale of the Navy's ALQ-165 Airborne Self-Protection Jammer (ASPJ) to at least two foreign governments -- Finland and Switzerland -- now appears likely, following recent action by the Senate and the GAO.
Other key programs cited in the report include the B-1 ECM and the ALQ-165 Airborne Self-Protection Jammer (ASPJ) or an alternative system.
After dealing what appeared to be a mortal blow to the ALQ-165 Airborne Self-Protection Jammer (ASPJ), both the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Navy have taken the first tentative steps toward reviving the program.
Ninety-five airborne self-protection jammers (ASPJ) were manufactured under LRIP before the program was terminated for failure to pass required OT&E.
The contracts call for the delivery of various microwave and power supply products that will be used in ALQ-165 Airborne Self-Protection Jammers (ASPJ) and ALQ-131 jamming pods.
The Navy spent years developing, testing and finally producing about 100 limited-production Airborne Self-Protection Jammers (ASPJs) for use on its F-14D Tomcat and F/A-18C/D Hornet aircraft.
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