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L3Harris Technologies Selected to Sustain US Air Force Electronic Warfare Technology for Large Aircraft

Sep 16, 2019

WASHINGTON (L3Harris Booth #822)


  • Provides engineering services for AN/ALQ-172 hardware redesign, software and testing
  • Demonstrates U.S. Air Force commitment to sustaining cutting-edge protection for large aircraft
  • Continues decades of L3Harris support for EW system used on board B-52s, C-130s

L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) has been selected to perform sustainment work on the AN/ALQ-172, the electronic warfare (EW) system used by the U.S. Air Force to protect B-52s and C-130s from radar-guided threats. The announcement was made during AFA Air, Space and Cyber Conference 2019, September 16-18, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.

Under the contract issued by Robins AFB, Georgia, L3Harris will redesign elements of the AN/ALQ-172 as part of wider efforts to increase the EW suite’s maintainability, reliability and effectiveness.

The combat-proven system can simultaneously counter multiple pulse, continuous wave, pulse Doppler and monopulse threats. The AN/ALQ-172 is integrated with the aircraft’s cockpit controls, displays and defensive subsystem. It provides the aircrew with protection against the most sophisticated radar-directed threats.

“Hostile air defense systems are continually increasing in sophistication and presence around the globe,” said Ed Zoiss, President, L3Harris Space and Airborne Systems. “As the B-52 continues to be the centerpiece of U.S. strategic airpower, it is essential to continually modernize its EW capabilities to ensure it is able to defeat future threats.”

L3Harris’ Space and Airborne Systems segment provides space payloads, sensors and full-mission solutions; classified intelligence and cyber defense; avionics; and electronic warfare solutions. 

About L3Harris Technologies
L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $17 billion in annual revenue and 50,000 employees, with customers in 130 countries.

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