Military Embedded Systems

F/A-18 Hornet fleet to be equipped with Harris' electronic jammers


April 29, 2019

Mariana Iriarte

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Zachary M. Ford

MELBOURNE, Fla. U.S. Navy officials selected Harris Corp. for a $212 million contract modification to supply the next production lot of electronic jammers to protect U.S. Navy and Foreign Military Sales F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet aircraft against electronic threats.

Under contract, Harris will manufacture and deliver Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasures (IDECM) jammers for the F/A-18C/D/E/F variants, with deliveries expected to be completed by August 2022.

The Harris ALQ-214A(V)4/5 is the onboard electronic warfare (EW) jamming system for the IDECM program, protecting the aircraft from electronic threats, including sophisticated integrated air defense systems.


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