Electronic Warfare Programs by AN NomenclatureThe following is a listing, in alphanumeric sequence, of some current US armed forces EW-related equipment. The joint service AN/-prefix has been omitted. In some instances, the responsibility for development and production of certain systems has changed over time, or has overlapped between two or more companies. In these instances, more than one company may be listed under the "Contractor(s)" category for some products without detailed explanations of the relationship between the companies, due to space considerations.
The following abbreviations are used in system descriptions: ESM = electronic systems measures, IR = infrared, MAWS = missile approach warning system, RWR = radar warning receiver.
AN/ Number Contractor(s) Description ------------------------------------------------------------------- AAQ-16 Hughes Night vision system AAQ-24(V) Northrop Grumman Directable IR countermeasures system AAR-44 Cincinnati Elect. IR MAWS AAR-44(V) Cincinnati Elect. Upgraded version of AAR-44 Raytheon E-Systems AAR-47 Lockheed Martin IR MAWS Alliant TechSystems AAR-54 Northrop Grumman Passive MAWS ALD-11 Litton ELINT system ALE-29 Tracor Countermeasures dispenser used on EA-6B ALE-36 Tracor Airborne chaff and flare dispensing pod ALE-38 Tracor Airborne bulk chaff dispenser used by AF ALE-39 Tracor Airborne expendables dispenser used by Navy ALE-40 Tracor Principal AF expendable dispenser ALE-41 Tracor Airborne bulk chaff dispenser used by Navy ALE-43 Lundy Airborne chaff cutting system ALE-45 Tracor Airborne countermeasure dispenser, developed for F-15 ALE-47 Tracor ECM dispenser to replace ALE-39 and -40. ALE-50 Raytheon E-Systems Advanced Airborne Expendable Decoy ALM-234 AAI Radar simulator ALQ-99 AIL Tactical noise jamming system for EA-6B Litton Raytheon E-Systems ALQ-100 Sanders Deception jammer ALQ-126 Sanders ECM deception system; multiple band track breaker ALQ-131 Northrop Grumman ECM pod for tactical aircraft (F-16, F-111, A-10) Lockheed Martin (sub) ALQ-135 Northrop Grumman Internal ECM jammer, p/o TEWS ALQ-136(V)2 ITT Helicopter radar jammer ALQ-137(V) Sanders Jammer on F-111 ALQ-142 Raytheon E-Systems Airborne receiver for LAMPS ALQ-144 Sanders IR jammer for helicopters and surface ships ALQ-149 Sanders Communications jammer ALQ-153 Northrop Grumman Active missile approach warner ALQ-156 Sanders Helicopter active missile warning system ALQ-157 Lockhed Martin IR countermeasures system ALQ-161 Eaton ECM system for B-1B AIL Northrop Grumman ALQ-162 Northrop Grumman CW radar jammer ALQ-164 Sanders Jammer on AV-8B ALQ-165 ITT ASPJ for F-14, F-16, F-18 and EA-6B Northrop Grumman ALQ-167 Rodale Modular RF jammer ALQ-172 ITT Jamming system for B-52 and Special Operations AC-130U/H and MC-130E/H ALQ-178(V) Lockheed Martin RF jammer with integrated RWR ALQ-184 Raytheon E-Systems Pod mounted jammer, replaces ALQ-119 ALQ-187 Raytheon E-Systems RF jammer ALQ-196 Sanders RF jammer on C-130 ALQ-199 Lockheed Martin Pulse Doppler missile warning system ALQ-202(V) Lockheed Martin RF jammer ALQ-211 ITT Suite of Integrated RF Countermeasures (ATRJ) ALR-46 Litton RWR on F/RF-4, A-10, B-52, AC/MC-130, F-5 ALR-56A/C Lockheed Martin Reprogrammable threat-warning receiver ALR-56M Lockheed Martin Advanced RWR Litton ALR-59 Litton ESM for E-2C ALR-62 Litton Receiver for F-111 and EF-111 ALR-66B(V)3 Litton RWR/ESM for P-3C ALR-67 Litton RWR for F-14, F-18, EA-6B and AV-8B ALR-67(V)3 Hughes Advanced Special Receiver RWR ALR-69 Litton RWR for F-16, A-10 and F-4E ALR-73 Litton ESM for E-2C (update of ALR-59) ALR-74 Litton RWR (update of ALR-69) ALR-76 Lockheed Martin RWR for S-3 and EP-3 ALR-77 Eaton ESM for P-3C AIL ALR-91(V)3,4 Litton ECM receiver on F-4, F-5, F-16 ALR-504 Lockheed Martin Same as ALR-76 ALR-606 Litton RWR ALT-40 AEL CW jammer APG-63 Hughes Multimode nose radar for the F-15 APM-427 AAI Radar simulator APQ-140 Raytheon E-Systems J-band multi-mode electronic scan radar APQ-144 Raytheon E-Systems Multi-mode nose radar for F-111F APQ-164 Northrop Grumman Navigational and weapon delivery radar for B-1 APQ-171 Texas Instruments Airborne terrain-following and mapping radar APQ-174 Texas Instruments Airborne terrain-following and mapping radar APQ-181 Hughes Multi-mode radar for B-2 APD-13 E&S Corp. Airborne ESM on RC-12K APQ-170 E&S Corp. Terrain following/avoidance radar APQ-175 E&S Corp. Airborne nav., ground-mapping radar APR-39 Litton RWR for use on helicopters APR-43 Lockheed Martin RWR, used with ALR-45 and ALQ-162 APR-47 McDonnell Douglas RWR (replaces APR-38) APR-48 Lockheed Martin RF interferometer for Apache APR-50 Lockheed Martin ESM system for B-2 APS-94 Motorola Airborne side-looking surveillance radar APS-116 Texas Instruments Airborne maritime surveillance radar APS-125 GE Airborne early warning radar APS-130 Norden Systems Airborne search and navigation system APX-76 Hazeltine Airborne IFF interrogator APX-83 AIL Airborne IFF interrogator for E-2C AVS-6 ITT Aviators night vision system Litton BLD-1 Litton Submarine, marine ELINT system BQM-34 Teledyne Ryan UAV (Firebee) BRD-7 Sanders Submarine DF system GPQ-11 Metric Systems Range threat simulator FPS-88 GE Medium-range D-band radar, improved version of FPS-8 FPS-115 Raytheon E-Systems UHF ballistic missile detection (Pave Paws) FPS-117 GE 3D long-range air defense radar FPS-124 Unisys Corp. Unattended, medium-range air defense surveillance radar FPS-127 Metric Systems Height-finder radar simulator FSQ-T22 AEL RF threat simulator FSQ-T25 AAI EW trainer MLQ-T4(V)1 AEL Ground Jammer for range applications MLQ-34 AEL Communications tactical jammer Sanders MLQ-36 General Motors Mobile EW support system MLQ-T6 Cincinnati Elect. Communications data link jammer MPQ-47 Whittaker SAM simulator MPQ-T3A Metric Systems AAA radar simulator MPS-38 Whittaker Acquisition radar simulator MPS-T9 Metric Systems Ground control/intercept radar simulator MPS-T10 Whittaker SAM fire control radar simulator MSR-3 Sanders TACJAM-A C3CM system AEL MST-1(V) General Dynamics MUTES threat simulator Aydin MST-T1A(V) Harris Mini-MUTES threat simulator MSQ-103 E&S Corp. TEAMPACK ESM monitoring system MSQ-T13 Metric Systems Range threat simulator MSQ-T43 Whittaker Modular threat emitter PVS-7 ITT Infantry night vision system Litton SADS-2W Whittaker Range emitter simulator SQ-103 E&S Corp. Ground based ESM system SLQ-32 Raytheon E-Systems Shipboard EW suite SPQ-9 Lockheed Martin Track-while-scan surface fire control radar SRS-1 Sanders Shipboard/submarine ELINT/DF system SSQ-95 Litton Active electronic buoy TLQ-17A Lockheed Martin Countermeasures and jamming set TPQ-45 Sierra Research AAA, SAM simulator TPS-59 GE 3D tactical radar TPS-63 Northrop Grumman USMC tactical surveillance radar TPS-73 Unisys Mobile tactical radar system TPS-75 Northrop Grumman 3D tactical air defense surveillance radar TPT-T1(V) Sierra Technology Unmanned Threat Emitter TLQ-17 Lockheed Martin Portable HF/VHF jammer TSQ-112 GTE ECM ground warning and jamming system TSQ-138 TRW Tactical, ground-based comm intercept & DF TSQ-164 Andrew SciComm HF intercept, DF and analysis system TSQ-166 Raytheon E-Systems Deployable imagery processing system ULQ-16 ESSI Pulse analyzer with built-in data library ULQ-22 ESSI Precision microwave pulse analyzer USM-406 Sanders Flight-line EW tester USQ-103 Condor Signal intercept and analysis system USR-4 Condor ELINT system VLQ-5 Loral Fairchild C3 countermeasures system VPQ-1 E&S Corp. Tactical radar threat generator