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'
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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performance and economic conditions. Such statements are made in
reliance upon the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the
Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of
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