US Air Force Awards Harris $18 M Contract for AMRAAM Missile Telemetry Modules
Harris Corp., an international communications and information technology company, has been awarded a 2-1/2 year, $18 M contract to produce telemetry modules supporting the US Air Force Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM). This follow-on contract brings the overall value of the program for Harris to $154 M since 1991.
The AIM-120 AMRAAM takes maximum advantage of the highly accurate target detection capabilities offered by the advanced radar systems of modern-day warplanes. During test and training firings at Tyndall Air Force Base, FL, the Harris Warhead Replacement Tactical Telemetry Module provided weapon system evaluators with critical flight and performance information about the AMRAAM. The module also has command destruct capability for the missile from the time it is launched from F-15, F-16 and F/A-22 aircraft until final impact.
"The proven performance, reliability and availability of our telemetry modules are key contributors to the long-standing success of the Air Force's Weapon System Evaluation program," said Pat Seamon, Vice President, Avionics and Electronics Programs, Harris Government Communications Systems.