Herley to build F/A-18E/F/G, E-2D landing systems

  • 26-Apr-2010 12:08 EDT

A U.S. Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet lands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush. The F/A-18F Super Hornet features an AN/ARA-63 TILS microwave landing system.

Herley Industries Inc. received the fifth award for $3.4 million under a five-year contract to supply Tactical Instrument Landing Systems (TILS) for both the F/A-18E/F/G and E-2D U.S. Navy aircraft. The AN/ARA-63 TILS is a microwave landing system that provides precise elevation and azimuth guidance information necessary for critical aircraft carrier landings. The TILS began as an initial multiyear contract for the F/A-18E/F Boeing Super Hornet and was expanded to cover the E/A-18G Growler jammer aircraft and the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye radar surveillance aircraft. Herley has supplied TILS to the Navy since 1995.

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