Harris Corp. will produce and deliver electronic warfare jamming systems for installation on the U.S. Navy‘s fleet of F/A-18 fighter jets under an $88 million modification to a contract the military service awarded in July last year.
The Navy asked the company to provide 48 EW jammers as part of the service branch’s Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasures initiative, Harris said Friday.
“Harris has helped keep aviators safe from emerging threats for more than 18 years, and we remain firmly committed to supporting their critical missions,” noted Ed Zoiss, president of Harris’ electronic systems segment.
The company will build the jammers in an effort to help the Navy’s F/A-18 pilots to defend aircraft from electronic threats.
Harris booked the order during the third quarter of its 2016 fiscal year and is scheduled to complete deliveries of the jamming technology to the Navy by December 2018.
Boeing manufactures the F/A-18 Hornets and Super Hornet variant.