Military Embedded Systems

Harris' electronic warfare transmitter tech selected for AC/MC-130J aircraft


August 23, 2017

Mariana Iriarte

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

Image by Harris Corp.

MELBOURNE, Fla. BAE Systems officials selected Harris Corp.'s advanced electronic warfare (EW) transmitter technology to help protect the U.S. Air Force Special Operations AC/MC-130J aircraft from electronic threats.

Harris’ phased array antennas will provide the transmit capability for BAE’s electronic warfare countermeasure systems. The active, electronically scanned arrays use next-generation semiconductor technology and provide fast, agile beam pointing, and high reliability.

“Aircraft like the AC/MC-130J fly at low-altitude and spend extended periods in hostile territory, exposing special operators to a wide range of lethal threats,” says Ed Zoiss, president, Harris Electronic Systems. “Harris phased array technology will ensure BAE’s electronic countermeasure systems have the directional transmitting power essential for protecting aircraft and crews and bringing them home safely.”


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