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Harris receives U.S. Navy electronic warfare contract

By Ryan Maass
Harris receives U.S. Navy electronic warfare contract
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MELBOURNE, Fla., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy has awarded Harris Corporation a $54 million contract to provide electronic warfare technology for the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory.

Under the three-year, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract, Harris will provide electronic warfare technology to support the Advanced Decoy Architecture Project, an upgrade to the Nulka decoy currently in service with the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, Royal Australian Navy, and Royal Canadian Navy.

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"Programs like ADAP help ensure that the Navy's tactical EW capabilities remain at the cutting edge as the threat landscape continues to evolve," Harris Electronic Warfare Systems president Rich Sorelle said in a statement. "By supporting the rapid deployment of this new capability, Harris continues to demonstrate its commitment to Navy EW and mission success in the electromagnetic spectrum."

The electronic warfare technologies to be produced are designed to lure missiles away from their intended targets. In addition to the technology, Harris will also provide research engineering services to support the Navy's electronic warfare mission requirements.

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