Navy adjusts IDECM fielding schedule to account for software upgrades

By Nick Wilson / October 31, 2022 at 1:25 PM
The Navy is adjusting the fielding schedule for an upgraded F/A-18 electronic defensive system as it works through software improvement efforts. Integrated Defense Electronic Countermeasures (IDECM) is a radio frequency electromagnetic countermeasure suite intended to improve F/A-18 survivability against radio frequency-guided threats. The system’s Adaptive Radar Countermeasures (ARC) software Build 1, the first of three planned software/firmware builds, has completed development and is in testing with contractor Leidos, according to an email from Program Executive Office for Tactical Aircraft Programs...

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