HarrisÂ subsidiary Exelis has been awardedÂ a potential five-year, $12.3 million contract by the U.S. Navy to provideÂ engineering services and software support equipment for multiple airborne countermeasure systems.
The Defense Department said Monday Exelis will support the Navy’s AN/ALQ-165Â self-protection jammers, AN/ALQ-214 integrated defensive electronic countermeasures as well as the service branch’s aircraft self-protection and software modernization projects.
Exelis will also engineer similar systems forÂ Australia, Kuwait, Finland and Switzerland through DoD’sÂ foreign military sales program.
The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division obligatedÂ $2.6 million at the time of the award from the service branch’s fiscal 2016Â operations and maintenance funds.
ALQ-165 jammers, built byÂ Northrop Grumman, is designed to integrateÂ with theÂ F-14D, F-16 and F/A-18C/DÂ aircraft platforms.
Exelis designed theÂ AN/ALQ-214 countermeasure technologyÂ for use onÂ theÂ F/A-18Â andÂ to help counter threats against the carrier-based aircraft.