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Harris to provide electronic jammers for USN and RAAF F/A-18 aircraft

17 October 2017

Communications and defence electronics company Harris Corporation has been awarded a USD133 million contract to supply electronic jammers to the US Navy (USN) and Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) for use on F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet aircraft, the US-based firm said in a 16 October statement.

Under the contract, which was awarded during the first quarter of the company’s fiscal year 2018, Harris will manufacture and deliver ALQ-214(V)4/5 Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasures (IDECM) jammers for the F/A-18C/D/E/F variants. The RAAF is set to receive the jammers under the US Foreign Military Sales programme.

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