The German Luftwaffe has exactly four of 128 Typhoons flyable because it can't replace a defensive electronics
A recent series of successes in the problem-, cost- and delay-plagued AN/ALQ-214 Integrated Defensive Electronics
Countermeasures (IDECM) Radio Frequency Countermeasures (RFCM) system, with its AN/ALE-55 Fiber-Optic Towed Decoy (FOTD), has senior military and industry executives breathing more easily these days.
The RFCM system includes a more advanced decoy and is part of the integrated defensive electronics
countermeasures system being developed for certain Navy and Air Force aircraft.
The Integrated Defensive Electronics
Countermeasures (IDECM) Radio Frequency Countermeasures System (RFCM) The Sanders fiberoptic towed decoy (FOTD) component of the IDECM system, which is to protect the F-18E/F, B-1B and F15C/E, has been plagued by technical difficulties.