Super Hornet and Growler fighter jets to get new avionics from HarrisNews
July 30, 2015
MELBOURNE, Fla. Harris Corp. won a two-year, $29 million full-rate production contract from the U.S. Navy to deliver avionics components to improve the targeting capabilities of flight crews on the U.S. and Australia's F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet fighter aircraft and EA-18G Growler electronic attack fighter.
The avionics are part of the Distributed Targeting System, which is designed to improve the aircraft's networking capabilities, enhance targeting precision and reduce the time from sensing to shooting.
The Super Hornet provides precision strike capability, while the EA-18G Growler, derived from the Super Hornet, is the U.S. Navy's newest and most advanced airborne electronic attack platform.