Embedded Avionics, Military

Navy Issues Electronic Warfare Contract to Exelis

By Woodrow Bellamy III  | April 30, 2014
Send Feedback

[Avionics Today April 30, 2014] Exelis announced a $91 million contract from the U.S. Navy to begin full rate production on Lot 11 of the ALQ-214 electronic self-protection system. 

Under the production contract, Exelis will provide the systems for the Navy's fleet of F/A-18C/D Hornet and F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fighter jets. The ALQ-214 is a jamming subsystem the powers the Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasures (IDECM) suite used to protect carrier-based F/A-18s air crews. 

“Airborne self-protection jammers like the ALQ-214 will allow U.S. and allied forces to maintain a strategic edge in contested environments," said Ron Silbermann, program director for IDECM for Exelis. 

Receive the latest avionics news right to your inbox