NAVAIR Orders $97M in Harris Radio Jammer Systems; Ed Zoiss Comments

HARRISHarris Corp. has been awarded a $97 million contract to produce 46 airborne jamming systems for the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command to protect aircraft against radio frequency threats.

The order is for full-rate production lot 12 of the company’s ALQ-214 integrated defensive electronic countermeasures and contains an option for the company to begin work on batch 13 of IDECMs next year, Harris said Wednesday.

“In the complex, contested battlespaces our aviators face, it is a critical element of their ability to outpace evolving electronic threats and maintain a strategic edge, ” said Ed Zoiss, president of Harris’ electronic systems business.

The company will also provide spare weapons replaceable assemblies and repair and field support services to NAVAIR through the contract.

Harris said it has supported the Navy‘s IDECM program over the past 18 years and that the military service has used the technology on F/A-18 Hornets and Super Hornet planes.

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