Electronic warfare systems sustainment contract won by Harris
MELBOURNE, Fla. U.S. Air Force officials selected Harris Corp. to perform sustainment work on the B-52s' and C-130s' electronic warfare systems.
Under contract, engineers will redesign one of the ALQ-172’s Line Replaceable Units (LRU-1) as part of a wider effort to increase the electronic warfare suite’s reliability, supportability, and availability. In addition to a LRU-1 design, Harris will develop software, support customer testing, and other solutions for the U.S. Air Force.
Ed Zoiss, president, Harris Electronic Systems, says “With the B-52 set to remain a key component of U.S. strategic airpower for the next two decades, it is essential that it be equipped with innovative electronic warfare technology capable of defeating future threats.”
In 2015, Harris received a series of orders to perform similar redesigns of other ALQ-172 subsystems, including LRU-4, LRU-7 and LRU-8. This contract was received during the first quarter of Harris' fiscal 2017.
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