Harris Corporation Receives $55 Million Contract to Sustain US Air Force Electronic Warfare Technology for Large Aircraft

October 24, 2016


  • Provides engineering services for ALQ-172 hardware redesign, software development and testing
  • Demonstrates U.S. Air Force commitment to sustaining cutting-edge protection for large aircraft
  • Continues decades of Harris support for electronic warfare system used on board B-52s, C-130s

Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has received a four-year, $55 million contract to perform sustainment work on the electronic warfare system used by the U.S. Air Force to protect B-52s and C-130s from radar-guided threats. The contract was received during the first quarter of Harris' fiscal 2017.

Harris will redesign one of the ALQ-172’s Line Replaceable Units (LRU-1) as part of wider efforts to increase the electronic warfare suite’s reliability, supportability and availability.

“Hostile air defense systems are becoming more sophisticated and accessible in global conflict zones,” said Ed Zoiss, president, Harris Electronic Systems. “With the B-52 set to remain a key component of U.S. strategic airpower for the next two decades, it is essential that it be equipped with innovative electronic warfare technology capable of defeating future threats.”

In addition to a new LRU design, Harris will develop software, support customer testing and other solutions for the U.S. Air Force. In 2015, Harris received a series of orders to perform similar redesigns of other ALQ-172 subsystems, including LRU-4, LRU-7 and LRU-8.

About Harris Corporation
Harris Corporation is a leading technology innovator, solving customers’ toughest mission-critical challenges by providing solutions that connect, inform and protect. Harris supports customers in more than 100 countries and has approximately $7.5 billion in annual revenue and 21,000 employees worldwide. The company is organized into four business segments: Communication Systems, Space and Intelligence Systems, Electronic Systems and Critical Networks. Learn more at harris.com.

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