F/A-18 Hornet fleet to be equipped with Harris' electronic jammers

MELBOURNE, Fla. U.S. Navy officials selected Harris Corp. for a $212 million contract modification to supply the next production lot of electronic jammers to protect U.S. Navy and Foreign Military Sales F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet aircraft against electronic threats.

Under contract, Harris will manufacture and deliver Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasures (IDECM) jammers for the F/A-18C/D/E/F variants, with deliveries expected to be completed by August 2022.

The Harris ALQ-214A(V)4/5 is the onboard electronic warfare (EW) jamming system for the IDECM program, protecting the aircraft from electronic threats, including sophisticated integrated air defense systems.