F-16 Vipers to Trust L3’s Electronic Shield

F-16 Vipers to Trust L3’s Electronic Shield
F-16 Vipers to Trust L3’s Electronic Shield

L3Harris Technologies will provide advanced electronic warfare (EW) AN/ALQ-254(V)1 system for the Lockheed Martin F-16 fighter jet. The new system is called Viper Shield to protect aircraft from emerging radar and electronic threats with advanced digital technologies.


L3Harris said that the baseline version of the new EW system is integrated into the aircraft fuselage to save space for additional capability such as a fuel pod. The fuel pod can be attached externally to increase the ‘mission range’.

Viper Shield can be integrated with the F-16’s weapon systems, including the fighter jet’s radar. The extra function enables Viper Shield to have ‘broad application to F-16 Block 70/72 aircraft configurations.

F-16 Vipers to Trust L3’s Electronic Shield