Harris Corporation (HRS) has won a two-year, $29 million contract to produce key avionics components that will enhance flight crews’ targeting capabilities on the F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet fighter aircraft and EA-18G Growler electronic attack platform.
US and Australian Navy are the primary users of both the aircraft and the avionics are a critical part of the Distributed Targeting System which will improve the aircraft’s networking capabilities and enhance targeting precision apart from shortening the time from target sensing to shooting.
“The F/A-18 brings critical Navy fighter and electronic warfare capabilities for the US and key allies such as Australia,” Ed Zoiss, president, Electronic Systems, Harris Corporation said in the company's press release on Tuesday.
“Upgrading the mission- and image-processing prowess of the platform will help ensure that it continues to be the primary fighter aircraft for the US Navy.” Zoiss added.
The Super Hornet provides improved air dominance and precision strike capability. The EA-18G Growler, derived from the Super Hornet, is the US’ latest and advanced airborne electronic attack platform.