Harris Corporation has received a $US133 million contract to supply electronic jammers to protect US Navy and Royal Australian Air Force 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 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 defence systems.
Deliveries 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,” Ed Zoiss, president, Harris Electronic Systems, said. “Harris has helped keep naval aviators ahead of emerging threats for nearly 20 years.”