$161 million in electronic jamming equipment for F/A-18s in U.S., AustraliaNews
March 23, 2018
MELBOURNE, Fla. Harris Corporation has won a contract modification worth $161 million to supply the next production lot of electronic jammers to protect U.S. Navy and Australian F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet aircraft against electronic threats.
Under the terms of the contract -- with deliveries expected to be completed by May 2021 -- Harris will manufacture and deliver Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasures (IDECM) jammers for the F/A-18C/D/E/F variants. The Harris ALQ-214(V)4/5 is the key onboard electronic warfare (EW) jamming system for the IDECM program; the jammers protect the aircraft from electronic threats, including sophisticated integrated air defense systems.
This award is in addition to the $133 million production lot award Harris won in the first quarter of fiscal 2018.