Exelis has been awarded a $91 million contract to perform full-rate production work on the company’s jamming systems for the U.S. Navy‘s fleet of Hornet and Super Hornet aircraft.
That contract is for batch 11 of ALQ-214(V)4/5 electronic jammers that work to protect F/A-18 fighters and pilots against radio frequency threats, Exelis said Wednesday.
The new contract brings the company’s total award value under the program to more than $287 million.
“Airborne self-protection jammers like the ALQ-214 will allow U.S. and allied forces to maintain a strategic edge in contested environments,” said Ron Silbermann, Exelis IDECM program director.
ALQ-214s are manufactured at a facility run by Exelis’ electronic systems unit in Clifton, N.J.
The company says it expects to begin shipping lot 11 jamming technology in November 2016.