Military Embedded Systems

U.S. Navy and Australian F/A-18 electronic warfare contract won by Harris


October 17, 2017

Mariana Iriarte

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

MELBOURNE, Fla. Officials at Harris Corp. received a contract to supply electronic jammers to protect U.S. Navy and Australian F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet aircraft against electronic threats. The contract is worth an estimated $133 million.

Under the contract, Harris will manufacture and deliver ALQ-214(V)4/5 Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasures (IDECM) jammers for the F/A-18C/D/E/F variants. The ALQ-214(V)4/5 is the key onboard electronic warfare jamming system for the IDECM program and protects the aircraft from sophisticated electronic threats, including modern integrated air defense systems.

Deliveries to the U.S. Navy and to Australia through the U.S. government’s Foreign Military Sales program are expected to be complete by May 2020.


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