Exelis, a global aerospace, defense, information and services company, has received a contract valued at more than $91 million from the U.S. Navy to begin production of the ALQ-214 electronic self-protection system, which is produced at the Exelis Electronic System facility in Clifton.
According to the announcement, the ALQ-214 is a jamming subsystem used to protect carrier-based F/A-18s and their aircrews from advanced radio frequency threats, such as hostile radar and air defense systems.
"Today's electronic warfare solutions must keep pace with increasingly sophisticated threats," said Joe Rambala, vice president and general manager of the Exelis integrated electronic warfare systems business area. "Exelis technologies have supported electronic warfare missions for more than 40 years, and our company remains committed to supplying customers with reliable, cost-effective and advanced systems."
Production will start immediately and the first deliveries are expected by November 2016, Exelis said.
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