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Contract awarded to protect Aus and US from electronic threats

A Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18F Super Hornet flies over Mosul, Iraq, during an Operation OKRA mission. Image via Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence.

Harris Corporation has received a US$133 million contract to supply electronic jammers to protect US Navy and Australian F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet aircraft against electronic threats.

Under the contract, Harris will manufacture and deliver ALQ-214(V)4/5 Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasure (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 defence systems.

Australia’s portion of the contract is estimated to be valued at US$9 million.

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

“Naval aviators face a growing range of threats as their missions evolve and hostile actors gain access to increasingly advanced technology," said Ed Zoiss, president, Harris Electronic Systems.

"Harris has helped keep naval aviators ahead of emerging threats for nearly 20 years. We remain firmly committed to supporting their critical missions."

 

 

 

Contract awarded to protect Aus and US from electronic threats
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