Nov 14, 2019
- System will protect U.S. Air Force F-16s from sophisticated radar threats
- Continues company’s 15-year legacy of electronic warfare systems on F-16s
- Technology synergies resulting from recent L3Harris merger strengthen company’s offering.
L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) has been awarded a project agreement under the SOSSEC Consortium’s Air Force Open System Acquisition Initiative (OSAI) Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) for prototyping to demonstrate a new electronic warfare solution for the U.S. Air Force 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. L3Harris’ solution is based on the company’s combat-proven technologies.
“L3Harris is delivering an integrated EW suite based on the 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,” said Ed Zoiss, President, Space and Airborne Systems, L3Harris. ”We’re leveraging technology synergies and innovations from across the company as a result of the merger, perhaps none more exciting and game-changing for our 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. L3Harris 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.
L3Harris’ Space and Airborne Systems segment provides space payloads, sensors and full-mission solutions; classified intelligence and cyber defense; avionics; and electronic warfare solutions.