Harris awarded $12 million telemetry module contract

Harris Corporation has been awarded a $12 million contract to produce telemetry modules for the US Air Force Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile.

Harris Corporation, a supplier of digital data links and telemetry modules has been awarded a one-year, $12 million production contract for telemetry modules supporting the US Air Force Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM).

This is a follow-on to the original contract awarded to Harris in 1991, bringing the overall value of the Warhead Replacement Tactical Telemetry Modules (WRTTM) program for Harris to $125 million.

Under terms of the contract, Harris will provide Warner Robins Air Logistics Centre, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, with 123 WRTTMs for the AIM-120 AMRAAM missiles.

During test and training firings at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, the telemetry modules provide weapon system evaluators with critical flight and performance information about the AMRAAM, as well as command destruct capability for the missile from the time it is launched from F-15 and F-16 aircraft until final impact.

The AIM-120 AMRAAM is designed to take maximum advantage of the highly accurate, long-range target detection capabilities offered by the advanced radar systems of modern-day warplanes.