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Harris Secures $133M Contract for US, Australian F/A-18 Countermeasure Systems

Harris (NYSE: HRS) has received a potential $133.2 million contract to produce electronic countermeasure systems for integration into F/A-18 multirole combat jets of the U.S. Navy and Australia.

The Defense Department said Wednesday Harris will deliver Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasures Onboard Jammer systems, equipment and racks under the firm-fixed-price contract.

The company will also repair test assets and perform field support of the AN/ALQ-214 A(V)4/5 IDECM OBJ systems as well as provide one acceptance test procedure test set.

AN/ALQ-214 is designed to protect aircraft from detection and engage fired threats to the aircraft.

The contract’s total value consists of $124.1 million in Navy funds and $9 million from the government of Australia.

Fifty-nine percent of work will occur in New Jersey, 29 percent in California and the remaining 12 percent in other locations within the U.S.

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