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Harris to provide sophisticated electronic warfare (EW) jamming systems for combat aircraft

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By John Keller  |  February 12, 2018  |  Military & Aerospace Electronics

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md. – Electronic warfare (EW) experts at Harris Corp. will provide the U.S. Navy and Australian air force with 86 sophisticated EW jamming systems designed to protect combat aircraft from incoming radar-guided missiles.

Officials of the Naval Air Systems Command at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Md., on Thursday announced a $161 million order to the Harris Corp. Electronic Systems segment (formerly Exelis Inc.) in Clifton, N.J., to build 86 full-rate production lot 15 AN/ALQ-214A(V)4/5 integrated defensive electronic countermeasures jammer systems for the F/A-18C/D and F/A-18E/F Hornet and Super Hornet jet fighter-bombers.

The AN/ALQ-214A(V)4/5 is an electronic jammer component of the integrated defensive electronic counter measures system (IDECM) from a joint venture of Harris and BAE Systems. It protects F/A-18 fighter-bombers from radar-guided surface-to-air and air-to-air missiles by jamming the enemy missile guidance systems...  READ MORE

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