US Navy Awards L3Harris Technologies Contract for F/A-18 EW System

U.S. Navy has awarded a contract to L3Harris Technologies to continue developing advanced systems to modernize electronic warfare (EW) capabilities on F/A-18 aircraft, enhancing pilot protection against emerging and future threats.

Notably, L3Harris Technologies will develop a next-generation EW system under the $80 million contract for the Navy’s F/A-18 fleet.

It is one of two companies down-selected for the initial prototype contract.

The final decision for follow-on development and production contracts is expected in 2026.

The advanced L3Harris system will feature an integrated electronic support measure and electronic attack system, providing prompt threat detection across all relevant radio frequency bands.

Further, with a modular open systems approach and open mission systems compliant design, this innovation allows crews to easily insert new and upgraded technology, saving time and reducing costs. 

Worth mentioning that L3Harris has been providing innovative EW capabilities for F/A-18s for more than two decades.

The company has also been providing these capabilities for more than 60 years to the U.S. Air Force and to other allied air services around the world.