F/A-18E/F Super Hornet. Photo: Boeing.
Harris Corp. has received a $133 million contract to support U.S. Navy and Australian Boeing F/A-18 Hornets and Super Hornets. The company is to supply electronic jammers to protect that aircraft from electronic threats.
The contract has Harris manufacturing and delivering ALQ-214(V)4/5 integrated defensive electronic countermeasures (IDECM) jammers for the F/A-18C/D/E/F variants. Deliveries — those to Australia are to go through U.S. Foreign Military Sales — are expected to be completed 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 of Harris Electronic Systems. “Harris has helped keep naval aviators ahead of emerging threats for nearly 20 years.”