Wednesday, May 2, 2007
Raytheon Wins Radar Contract
Raytheon signed a $77.8 million contract with the U.S. Navy, allowing the company to make the first international sale of its ALR-67(V)3 digital radar warning receiver. Under the contract, which includes systems for the Navy and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), Raytheon will deliver 24 radar warning receivers plus spares for Navy requirements and 55 radar warning receivers plus spares for RAAF aircraft. The ALR-67(V)3 is the radar warning receiver on U.S. Navy F/A-18E/F carrier-based tactical aircraft. It will now be installed on Australian F/A-18A+ aircraft as an integral part of the Australia Hornet Upgrade program. Work on the radar warning receiver is being done by the company's Electronic Warfare organization in Goleta with support of facilities in El Segundo, Calif., Forest, Miss., and McKinney, Texas. Deliveries under the contract will begin in October 2008 and are expected to be complete by March 2010.