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09:45 AM, April 2, 2018
Harris Corp Wins $50 Million USAF Countermeasure System Contract
AN/ALQ-172 B-52 and C-130 self-protection system (Image: Harris Corp)

Harris Corp has won $50 million contract for engineering services applicable to the AN/ALQ-172 countermeasures system.

This contract provides for non-recurring engineering services that include AN/ ALQ-172 systems test product engineering; test program set/test program interface hardware development, sustainment, testing and evaluation related to system; line replaceable unit; shop replaceable units and component issues, as well as associated technical documents and/or technical orders, the US department of defense said in a statement Friday.

Work is expected to be complete by March 2023.

According to Harris Corp, ALQ-172 in its recent upgrades has incorporated geo-location situational awareness capability on the B-52, advanced counter-measures in response to modern threats. The ALQ-172(V)3 provides extended frequency coverage required to counter new and emerging threats.

Harris is developing the next ALQ-172 system upgrade designed to meet the needs of the B-52 and its crew through 2040. The ALQ-172 MARS upgrade reduces system weight and power requirements. MARS upgrades will have latest processing and digital receivers through the use of FPGA-based technology.

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