By S.L. Fuller | May 16, 2017
The U.S. Air Force has tapped Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems for support of its Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar System (3DELRR). Raytheon is to deliver engineering and manufacturing development for production representative units.
Work is to be performed in Andover, Massachusetts, with an expected completion date of Nov. 30, 2020. The award is worth nearly $52.7 million and is a fixed-price-incentive-firm contract. This is a result of a competitive bid, as the Air Force received two offers.
Raytheon said its 3DELRR is one of the first U.S. systems built from the ground-up. It’s a C-band gallium nitride-based radar, allowing users to detect, identify and track a variety of objects accurately, at great distances. The company said C-band is a relatively uncongested portion of the electromagnetic spectrum, and the solution is interoperable with coalition systems and can meet requirements for many foreign militaries.