Harris gets USD97m US Navy airborne jammer order

Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) has received a USD97 million order to provide the US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) with self protection jammers for the integrated defensive electronic countermeasures (IDECM) program.

The order was received during the fourth quarter of Harris´ fiscal 2015.

Harris will provide its ALQ-214 radio frequency integrated countermeasure system, which is already used by the Navy to protect carrier-based F/A-18s, including both Hornets and Super Hornets, from sophisticated RF threats such as hostile radars and air defense systems.

Harris has supported the IDECM program for 18 years, continually improving the ALQ-214´s capabilities to address the evolving airborne electronic warfare threat landscape. Under the latest order, Harris will begin producing the twelfth full-rate production lot of the system, with an option for the thirteenth lot to be exercised in 2016. The 46 systems plus spare weapons replaceable assemblies will equip new aircraft as well as modernize the existing fleet. The order also includes field support and assembly repairs.

Harris provides advanced, technology-based solutions that solve government and commercial customers´ mission-critical challenges. The company has approximately USD8 billion in annual revenue and about 23,000 employees — including 9,000 engineers and scientists — supporting customers in more than 125 countries.