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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

BAE to Provide US Air Force Radar Support

Woodrow Bellamy III 

[Avionics Today 12-22-2015] BAE Systems has received a five-year $278.5 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to support the Instrumentation Radar Support Program (IRSP). The aerospace and defense manufacturer has been managing the IRSP program since 1985, providing support for military radar, telemetry, and optical tracking systems, as well as compatible missions. 
 
 
Under the Instrumentation Radar Support Program, BAE Systems provides serviceable components and subsystems for 28 test ranges around the world. Photo: BAE Systems.
 
The company will provide serviceable components and subsystems for 28 test ranges with radar, telemetry, and optical tracking systems around the world. IRSP provides services across the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Energy, NASA, and at least seven foreign governments, according to BAE. 
 

The work will be primarily performed at BAE Systems’ IRSP component repair facility in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and is expected to be complete by Dec. 31, 2020. 

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