U.S. Navy and Australian F/A-18 electronic warfare contract won by Harris

MELBOURNE, Fla. Officials at Harris Corp. received a contract to supply electronic jammers to protect U.S. Navy and Australian F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet aircraft against electronic threats. The contract is worth an estimated $133 million.

Under the contract, will manufacture and deliver ALQ-214(V)4/5 (IDECM) for the F/A-18C/D/E/F variants. The ALQ-214(V)4/5 is the key onboard jamming system for the IDECM program and protects the aircraft from sophisticated electronic threats, including modern integrated air defense systems.

Deliveries to the U.S. Navy and to Australia through the U.S. government’s Foreign Military Sales program are expected to be complete by May 2020.