AN/ALQ-131(V) Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) Pod


The AN/ALQ-131 Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) pod is the most successful ECM system ever built. Northrop Grumman has fielded more than 1,600 ALQ-131 pods, which used state-of-the-art technology to successfully protect aircrews and aircraft in every conflict since becoming operational.

To stay ahead of new and emerging threats with advanced capabilities, Northrop Grumman revolutionized the ALQ-131 through the insertion of digital technology. With the incorporation of the Northrop Grumman Digital Receiver Exciter, the ALQ-131 will have fifth generation capabilities and performance. The architecture is a derivative of technologies from the most capable fighter aircraft, including F-16 Block 60 and F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. This upgrade does not change the pod’s size, weight or power requirements; neither does it induct any mandatory aircraft modification.

Related: Electronic Warfare Capabilities