Friday, May 13, 2011
Raytheon Contracts for More AESA Radars
Raytheon received a contract from Boeing for the second procurement in the four-year Multi-Year III program to produce and deliver APG-79 active electronically scanned array (AESA) radars for F/A-18 Super Hornets.
"In addition to lower failure and maintenance rates, APG-79 AESA radars provide the U.S. Navy leading-edge technology for situational awareness," said Eric Ditmars, Raytheon's F/A-18 program director, Tactical Airborne Systems. "The long-range capability allows aircrews more time to process, share and assess information."
This procurement contract is for the production of 42 APG-79 AESA radars and will be completed at Raytheon facilities in El Segundo, Calif.; Andover, Mass.; Forest, Miss.; and Dallas, Texas.