F-16 electronic warfare contract won by L3Harris TechnologiesNews
March 07, 2023
MELBOURNE, Florida. L3Harris Technologies has won a contract from Lockheed Martin to buy long-lead material for the Viper Shield electronic warfare (EW) system, the company announced in a statement.
The AN/ALQ-254(V)1 Viper Shield is the baseline EW system for the F-16 Block 70/72 aircraft, and so the contract is intended to support production for the global F-16 fleet, the statement reads.
"This contract, in conjunction with a future full-rate contract award for Viper Shield ship sets, will enable planned production EW capability deliveries for customers worldwide," the company says.
Viper Shield completed the critical design review milestone with Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Air Force late last year. It has demonstrated interoperability with the APG-83 Active Electronically Scanned Array radar, the company adds.