Thursday, August 20, 2015

Harris Corporation Receives $97 Million US Navy Airborne Jammer Order

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Harris Corporation has received a $97 million order to provide the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) with self protection jammers for the integrated defensive electronic countermeasures (IDECM) program. The order was received during the fourth quarter of Harris’ fiscal 2015.
“In the complex, contested battlespaces our aviators face, it is a critical element of their ability to outpace evolving electronic threats and maintain a strategic edge.”
Harris will provide its ALQ-214 radio frequency integrated countermeasure system, which is already used by the Navy to protect carrier-based F/A-18s, including both Hornets and Super Hornets, from sophisticated RF threats such as hostile radars and air defense systems.
“The ALQ-214 is one of the most capable airborne jamming systems ever built,” said Ed Zoiss, president, Harris Electronic Systems. “In the complex, contested battlespaces our aviators face, it is a critical element of their ability to outpace evolving electronic threats and maintain a strategic edge.”
Harris has supported the IDECM program for 18 years — continually improving the ALQ-214’s capabilities to address the evolving airborne electronic warfare threat landscape. Under the latest order, Harris will begin producing the twelfth full-rate production lot of the system, with an option for the thirteenth lot to be exercised in 2016. The 46 systems plus spare weapons replaceable assemblies will equip new aircraft as well as modernize the existing fleet. The order also includes field support and assembly repairs.

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