List of military electronics of the United States
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    M Gold

    Does anyone have the Navy equipment designation for five Sanders Associates ALQ DECM system pods that were designed to produce active countermeasures against US made surface to air radar guidance systems used in the failed Iranian hostage rescue attempt. These unique pods were carried on a F-14 wing rack. I think they were originally used as training aids in China Lake to give the pilot the same cockpit responses as the ALQ-126 DECM system which was specifically designed against Russian and Chinese SAM systems.
    The pods were shipped to the Indian Ocean and placed aboard the USS Nimitz to be installed on the F-14s whose mission was to provide DECM coverage as the rescue helicopters crossed the shoreline into Iran. Iran was operating US made SAM radar sites at that time and the ALQ-126 would not have provided coverage.