L3Harris to Develop Electronic Warfare Prototype for US Air Force’s F-16 Fighting Falcons

L3Harris Technologies is developing a prototype to demonstrate a new electronic warfare solution for the U.S. Air Force's F-16 multi-role fighter – helping to protect the aircraft against threats. As part of the Alpha Phase of the Air Force’s F-16 Electronic Warfare (EW) Suite Program Prototype Project, L3Harris will develop and test an integrated digital radar warning receiver electronic countermeasures solution.

According to Ed Zoiss, President, Space and Airborne Systems, L3Harris, the company will be delivering an integrated EW suite based on proven technologies from across the newly-merged companies that will provide F-16 pilots with the most sophisticated, high-performance EW needed to defeat advanced and emerging threats. L3Harris is leveraging technology synergies and innovations from across the company as a result of the merger, perhaps none more exciting and game-changing for customers than in the area of EW and spectrum dominance.

The OTA Project Agreement is part of the OSAI managed by SOSSEC Inc, and will require L3Harris to work with a non-traditional defense contractor on the project.

L3Harris has delivered EW solutions for a wide variety of airborne platforms for more than 60 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. The company’s Space and Airborne Systems segment provides space payloads, sensors and full-mission solutions; classified intelligence and cyber defense; avionics; and electronic warfare solutions.