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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

US Navy Awards Harris Corporation $29 Million Avionics Contract

Juliet Van Wagenen

F/A 18 Super Hornet
F/A 18 Super Hornet. Photo: Boeing

[Avionics Today 07-28-2015] The U.S. Navy has awarded Harris Corporation a two-year, $29 million, full-rate production contract to provide key avionics components that will enhance targeting capabilities for flight crews on the U.S. Navy and Australia’s F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet fighter aircraft and EA-18G Growler electronic attack platform.

The avionics are a critical part of the Distributed Targeting System (DTS), which aims to improve the aircraft’s networking capabilities, enhance targeting precision and shorten the time from target sensing to shooting.

“Upgrading the mission — and image — processing prowess of the platform [for the F/A-18] will help ensure that it continues to be the primary fighter aircraft for the U.S. Navy,” said Ed Zoiss, president of electronic systems for the Harris Corporation.

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