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Harris producing more electronic jammers for Navy jets

The Navy has ordered 48 additional electronic jammer systems from Harris Corporation.

By Richard Tomkins
F/A-18 Super Hornets on patrol. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Aaron Allmon
F/A-18 Super Hornets on patrol. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Aaron Allmon

MELBOURNE, Fla., April 29 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy has issued a contract modification to Harris Corporation for the supply of electronic jammers for F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet aircraft.

The modification for Lot 13 production of 48 jamming systems is worth $88 million.

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"Naval aviators face a growing range of threats as their missions evolve and hostile actors gain access to increasingly advanced technology," said Ed Zoiss, president, Harris Electronic Systems. "Harris has helped keep aviators safe from emerging threats for more than 18 years, and we remain firmly committed to supporting their critical missions."

The jammers, which help protect against electronic threats -- including modern integrated air defense systems -- are being produced under the Navy's Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasures program.

Harris Corporation said it expects to complete deliveries of the jammers by December of 2018.

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