Harris to Sustain B-52, C-130 Electronic Warfare Tech Under $55M Air Force Contract

HARRIS1Harris has secured a $55 million contract to help the U.S. Air Force sustain an electronic warfare system that works to protect B-52 strategic bombers and C-130 military transport aircraft against radar-guided threats.

The company said Monday its team will redesign a line-replaceable unit of the ALQ-172 self-protection system as well as provide software development and testing support under the four-year contract.

Ed Zoiss EM
Ed Zoiss.

“Hostile air defense systems are becoming more sophisticated and accessible in global conflict zones,” said Ed Zoiss, president of Harris’ electronic systems business.

Zoiss added he believes the B-52 aircraft should be equipped with electronic warfare technology that could mitigate future threats.

Harris booked multipled orders to redesign ALQ-172 subsystems such as LRU-4, LRU-7 and LRU-8 during 2015.

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