F/A-18 Electronic Warfare Suite Cost and Operational Effectiveness Analysis Methodology: Phase 1—Radio- Frequency Countermeasures

Abstract

he cancellation of the Airborne Self-Protection Jammer Program created a potential shortfall in the protection of the Navy’s F/A-18 aircraft from radiofrequency threat systems. To address this issue, the Naval Air Systems Command requested that the Applied Physics Laboratory perform a cost and operational effectiveness analysis (COEA) of electronic warfare suite alternatives for the F/ A-18. As a result of this analysis, a new program was initiated to procure an improved electronic warfare suite for F/A-18 aircraft. This article summarizes the methodology used in Phase 1 of the COEA, in which radio-frequency countermeasure alternatives were examined, and presents unclassified examples to illustrate the nature of the results. (

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@inproceedings{Kennedy1996FA18EW, title={F/A-18 Electronic Warfare Suite Cost and Operational Effectiveness Analysis Methodology: Phase 1—Radio- Frequency Countermeasures}, author={Lee Kennedy and Craig R. Patterson and Craig Munshower}, year={1996} }