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Harris electronic counter-measure system for U.S., Australia

The U.S. Navy has ordered Harris Corporation's ALQ-214(V)4/5 integrated defensive electronic counter-measures jammers for its and Australia's F/A-18s.

By Richard Tomkins
A U.S. Navy F-18 aircraft, which Harris has been contracted to provide electronic jammers to protect them against electronic threats. The contract also will provide similar services for Australia's F-18 variants. Photo by U.S. Navy
A U.S. Navy F-18 aircraft, which Harris has been contracted to provide electronic jammers to protect them against electronic threats. The contract also will provide similar services for Australia's F-18 variants. Photo by U.S. Navy

Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Harris Corporation has been contract for electronic jammers to protect U.S. Navy and Australian F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet aircraft, the company announced on Monday.

The contract for Lot 14 ALQ-214(V)4/5 integrated defensive electronic counter-measures jammers is worth $133 million. Australia is receiving the jammers through the U.S. Foreign Military Sales program.

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Harris said the equipment will be used on F/A-18C/D/E/F variants. Deliveries are expected to be completed by May of 2020.

"Naval aviators face a growing range of threats as their missions evolve and hostile actors gain access to increasingly advanced technology," Ed Zoiss, president of Harris Electronic Systems, said in a press release.

"Harris has helped keep naval aviators ahead of emerging threats for nearly 20 years. We remain firmly committed to supporting their critical missions."

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