continuous-wave jammer

continuous-wave jammer

[kən¦tin·yə·wəs ¦wāv ′jam·ər]
(electronics)
An electronic jammer that emits a single frequency which gives the appearance of a picket or rail fence on an enemy's radarscope. Also known as rail-fence jammer.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Its core component systems are the ITT AN/ALQ-136A(V)2 pulse jammer and Northrop Grumman AN/ALQ-162 continuous-wave jammer. More than 1,400 ALQ-136 systems have been delivered to the US Army and are deployed on AH-64 Apache and AH-1 Cobra attack helicopters.
Another Northrop Grumman jammer-upgrade project is the ALQ-162 Shadowbox II upgrade, which Norway is about to install to add a pulse-Doppler capability to the basic continuous-wave jammer fitted internally to its F-16s under a program worth approximately $29 million.
In April 1998, Norway decided to acquire the Shadowbox II upgrade for the ALQ-162, adding a pulse-Doppler capability to the basic continuous-wave jammer.

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