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L3Harris Deploys US Army’s Next-Generation Airborne ISR System

Integrated Mission Systems
May 4, 2022 | 3 MINUTE Read

MELBOURNE, Fla. — L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) recently integrated and rapidly deployed its Airborne Reconnaissance and Electronic Warfare System (ARES) in support of U.S. Army missions in the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) area of responsibility.

ARES is a technology demonstrator for the Army’s High Accuracy Detection and Exploitation System program, which will address the demands of future multi-domain operations against peer- and near-peer adversaries. The ARES deployment followed a request by the U.S. Army to integrate additional sensing capabilities and technology into the Bombardier Global series ISR aircraft.

“Our team rapidly responded to Army’s need for a full-spectrum SIGINT solution by upgrading, certifying and fielding the enhanced ARES platform in approximately seven months – the latest example of our ability to quickly deliver results for critical customer missions,” said Luke Savoie, President, ISR sector, L3Harris. “The platform effectively demonstrates how the Army can replace its aging ISR fleets by rehosting existing collection capabilities onto an airframe optimized for near-peer operations.”

The compressed upgrade schedule included 537 engineering drawings, 6,917 parts and more than 500,000 lines of software. The aggressive schedule leveraged decades of business jet missionization expertise, multi-site 24/7 integration capacity, and L3Harris’ investments in next-generation ISR capabilities.

L3Harris has extensive experience integrating ISR payloads onto commercial aircraft and is a world leader in delivering airborne ISR and EW solutions. The company brings more than 65 years of experience providing fully operational ISR aircraft and continues a legacy of delivering cutting edge mission ready aircraft for the Army, Department of Defense and international partners.


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 space, air, land, sea and cyber domains. L3Harris has more than $17 billion in annual revenue and 47,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.

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