Herley to supply landing systems

Herley Industries, a supplier of RF, microwave and millimetre-wave components, has received an option award of approximately $3.4m (£2.2m) to supply Tactical Instrument Landing Systems (TILS) for both the F/A-18E/F/G and E-2D naval 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 multi-year contract for the F/A-18E/F Boeing Super Hornet and has been expanded to cover the E/A-18G Growler jammer aircraft and the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye radar surveillance aircraft.