Harris Receives $400 Million to Develop EW Systems for International F-16s for Ally Nations

Harris Corporation has received an additional $400 million for its IDIQ contract to supply electronic warfare (EW) systems for international F-16 fighters for US ally nations.

Harris will provide AN/ALQ-211(V) 4/9 Advanced Integrated Defensive Electronic Warfare Suite (AIDEWS) systems, spares and engineering support to several allied countries as part of a Foreign Military Sales contract through the U.S. Air Force, further expanding the system’s presence on F-16s worldwide. The ALQ-211 detects and protects aircraft from lethal threats and provides multi-spectral – radio frequency, infrared and laser – situational awareness. The systems can be installed inside an aircraft fuselage or as a wing-mounted pod.

Harris has delivered EW solutions for a wide variety of airborne platforms for more than sixty years. Its airborne EW systems support and enable missions for strategic bombers, tactical fighters and rotary aircraft by helping aviators to detect, avoid, and where necessary, defeat electronic threats at every level of engagement.