Exelis Wins $238M for Navy Radio Jamming Tech; Rich Sorelle Comments

ITT Exelis has won a $238 million U.S. Navy contract to produce on-board jammer systems for the branch’s F-18 fleet, the company announced Monday.

Exelis will provide 104 systems through fiscal year 2016.

The systems protect warfighters against radio frequency-guided threats, according to Rich Sorelle, vice president and general manager of the integrated electronic warfare business.

Hornet and Super Hornet pilots will use the AN/ALQ-214 Radio Frequency Countermeasure Systems, part of the Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasures system.s

Exelis also recently finished the current technology maturation phase under the Next Generation Jammer program for the Navy.

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