Harris wins ground-based EW systems support contract with USAF

9 April 2019 (Last Updated April 9th, 2019 09:33)

Harris has secured a contract from the US Air Force (USAF) to continue to support ground-based electronic warfare (EW) systems and infrastructure.

Harris wins ground-based EW systems support contract with USAF
Harris will provide depot support and sustainment engineering, as well as system upgrades and modifications. Credit: Harris Corporation.

Harris has secured a contract from the US Air Force (USAF) to continue to support ground-based electronic warfare (EW) systems and infrastructure.

The provision of mission-essential EW systems support will help maintain the USAF’s space superiority.

The USAF aims to make use of advanced, space-based surveillance, communications, navigation and meteorology systems to offer a critical advantage to troops and allies.

Harris will provide depot support and sustainment engineering, system upgrades and modifications, studies and analysis, future systems transition, and operations support.

Harris Space Superiority vice-president and general manager Chris Forseth said: “Harris will help maintain US space superiority by providing ground-based, electronic warfare systems support to airforce space command anywhere in the world.”

“Last week, the firm reached an agreement to sell its night vision business to Elbit Systems of America for a cash consideration of $350m.”

The company will use its experience in providing critical depot support, sustainment engineering, system upgrades and innovations to deliver the contracted work.

In January last year, Harris was awarded a contract modification to continue to provide space control depot support. The company originally received the contract in 2008 and the latest modification increased the total value of the contract to more than $530m.

The company also received a contract to develop and deliver handheld video data link (HH-VDL) radios to the USAF to help improve situational awareness and connectivity for troops.

Last week, the firm reached an agreement to sell its night vision business to Elbit Systems of America for a cash consideration of $350m.

The transaction is part of the regulatory requirement for Harris’ planned merger with L3 Technologies.